Publication date: 
September 3, 2013

Worldwide, millions of healthy years of life are lost to mental and substance use disorders. These conditions are the fifth-leading cause of overall disease burden, mainly affecting younger people. Based on the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2010, this animated infographic, produced by The Lancet, zooms in on mental health, graphically depicting the toll these disorders take.