Mental health

Mental disorders are among the top 10 leading causes of health loss worldwide, with anxiety and depressive disorders ranked as the most common across all age groups and locations.

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28% more people experienced anxiety and depressive disorders as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 compared to 2019.
12% of the world’s population experienced mental disorders in 2019.
71% of global anxiety disorder burden could be avoided if all people with anxiety disorders accessed optimal treatment.
15% of the total years lived with disability in the world were due to mental disorders in 2019.

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Scientific Publication

Global, regional, and national burden of 12 mental disorders in 204 countries and territories, 1990–2019