Health Statistics: Mind

  • Life expectancy reduction due to mental illness: 10 years.
  • Psychological illness contributes to 14% of deaths every year
  • % Americans affected by mood disorders: 21% (1/5)
  • Effect of mental illness on number of years spent living healthy (worldwide):
    • 184 Million Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALY)
    • 8.5 Million Years of Life Lost (YLL)
    • 176 Million Years Lived with Disability (YLD)
    • Note: “The disability-adjusted life year (DALY) is a measure of overall disease burden, expressed as the number of years lost due to ill-health, disability or early death.”  (Source: Wikipedia)
    • DALY = YLL + YLD
      • For a nice infographic of this, see here:
  • Number of Americans affected by depression: 16 Million

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