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Mental health statistics

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Mental health encompasses our emotional, psychological and social wellbeing.  It helps determine how we handle the stress that’s why it is important to be in a good mental state always because it affects our brain functionality. 

When the human body is put under lots of pressure, it may experience some mental disorders ranging from mild to severe. Disorders may be complex and can take many forms like depression, anxiety, bipolar, eating disorders and schizophrenia.

Anxiety causes a state of persistent worry, restlessness and fear of the unknown. It severely affects the victims reasoning. Depression causes a consistent feeling of sadness and worthlessness, and it varies from mild to severe. Bipolar disorder can lead to sudden shifts in mood from low to high and vice-versa, etc. Several mental disorders affect a large number of the world population. It is estimated that at least 10 per cent of the world’s population is affected and that 20 per cent of children and adolescents have some mental disorder. Approximately 970 million people worldwide have a mental disorder, and the ratio of mental disorder in females [11.9%] is slightly higher than that of males [ 9.3%].

As of 2018, a study estimated that 792 million people lived with a mental health disorder. This is slightly more than one in ten people globally (10.7%). Changes in analytics occur depending on the country and increase in rate.

One of the best ways to help solve this problem is to increase awareness, recognition, support, and treatment for this range of disorders, which should be an essential focus for global health care.

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