Mental Health Facts:
Almost half of Americans Will Have a Mental Illness
A survey by Harvard Medical School found that in the American population lifetime prevalence estimates for any mental disorder were 46.6%, 28.8% for anxiety disorders, 20.8% for mood disorders, 24.8% for impulse control disorders, and 14.6% for substance use disorders. Half of all cases started by age 14 and three-quarters by age 24. The study found that early symptoms of mental illness, which often begin in the teenage years, are often ignored.
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