Mental illness statistics
Mental problems are frequent in the USA and all over the world . Approximately 26 .2 % of Americans ages eighteen and older or about 1 in 4 adults suffer from a diagnosable psychological disorder in a given year . When applied to the 2006 U .S . Census residential human population approximate for ages eighteen and older , this figure means 57 .7 million people .
Although mental issues are widespread in the people , the principal burden of illness is targeted in a much smaller percentage about 6 % , or 1 in 17 who suffer from a dangerous mental illness . Additionally , psychologicaldisorders are the major cause of disability in the U .S . and Canada for ages 15-44 . Lots of people suffer from more than one mental problem at a given time . Just about half ( 45 percent ) of those with any specific mental problemmeet criteria for 2 or more disorders , with severity highly related to comorbidity .