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Prevalence Statistics for Types of Behavioral disorders

Prevalence Statistics for Types of Behavioral disorders

The information below shows a list of types of Behavioral disorders, with information as to the prevalence of each of these types. Estimates of the people affected are calculated based on the available statistic.

Disease Prevalence Estimate US people estimate Statistic Used for Calculation
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder approx 1 in 82 or 1.21% or 3.3 million people in USA 3,299,999 3.3 million children have ADD in USA (NHIS-97); estimated 2 million American children; 3 to 5 percent of all children (NIMH).
Autism approx 1 in 500 or 0.20% or 544,000 people in USA 544,000 1 in 500 to 1 in 2,500 (NIMH); 1-in-1000 to 2-in-1000, depending on diagnostic criteria
Asperg Syndrome N/A N/A No information
Rett's syndrome approx 1 in 10,000 or 0.01% or 27,200 people in USA 27,199 estimated 1 per 10,000 - 22,000 females suffer from Rett syndrome, Genetics Home Reference website
Drug abuse approx 1 in 68 or 1.47% or 4 million people in USA 3,999,999 more than 4 million women need treatment for drug abuse (NWHIC)
Alcohol use N/A N/A No information
Alcohol abuse approx 1 in 18 or 5.55% or 15.1 million people in USA 15,100,000 estimated 15.1 million people: 15.1 million alcohol-abusing or alcohol-dependent individuals and 4.6 million are women (NWHIC); nearly 14 million Americans (NIAAA)
Alcoholism approx 1 in 18 or 5.55% or 15.1 million people in USA 15,100,000 estimated 15.1 million people: 15.1 million alcohol-abusing or alcohol-dependent individuals and 4.6 million are women (NWHIC); nearly 14 million Americans (NIAAA)
Addictions N/A N/A No information
Gambling addiction N/A N/A No information
Agoraphobia approx 1 in 84 or 1.18% or 3.2 million people in USA 3,200,000 approximately 3.2 million American adults ages 18 to 54 (NIMH); estimated 4.9% adults (USSG)
Alzheimer's Disease approx 1 in 68 or 1.47% or 4 million people in USA 3,999,999 more than 4 million Americans (CDC); estimated 4 million people in the U.S (NHWIC)
Anorexia Nervosa approx 1 in 1,000 or 0.10% or 272,000 people in USA 272,000 estimated 0.1% adults (USSG); estimated 0.5 to 3.7 percent females (NIMH); 1% of adolescent girls (NWHIC)
Asperger syndrome N/A N/A No information
Binge eating disorder approx 1 in 142 or 0.70% or 1.9 million people in USA 1,903,999 0.7% to 4% of the general population (NWHIC); 2-5% of adults (NIMH); 2% of adults (NIDDK); 2% adults or 1-2 million adults (NWHIC)
Bipolar disorder approx 1 in 83 or 1.20% or 3.3 million people in USA 3,264,000 1.2 percent of the population; 2.3 million adult Americans (NIMH)
Bulimia nervosa approx 1 in 181 or 0.55% or 1.5 million people in USA 1,496,000 estimated 1.1 to 4.2 percent of females (NIMH); 2-3% of young women (NWHIC)
Depression approx 1 in 18 or 5.30% or 14.4 million people in USA 14,416,000 estimated 5.3% adults (USSG); 17 million people; approximately 4% of adolescents get seriously depressed (NIMH); annually 12% of women ; 7% of men; lifetime risk of an episode for women 20%. 3-4 million men USA.
Depressive disorders approx 1 in 10 or 9.50% or 25.8 million people in USA 25,840,000 9.5 percent of adult Americans (NIMH)
Dysthymia approx 1 in 24 or 4.01% or 10.9 million people in USA 10,899,999 about 10.9 million American adults (NIMH); estimated 1.6% adults (USSG)
Eating disorders approx 1 in 54 or 1.84% or 5 million people in USA 4,999,999 5 million women (NWHIC); 1-4% of young women
Generalized anxiety disorder approx 1 in 68 or 1.47% or 4 million people in USA 7,615,999 4 million adult Americans (NIMH); 2.8% adults (NIMH); estimated 3.4% adults (USSG)
Mood disorders approx 1 in 14 or 7.10% or 19.3 million people in USA 19,311,999 estimated 7.1% adults (USSG)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder approx 1 in 82 or 1.21% or 3.3 million people in USA 6,255,999 3.3 million adult Americans (NIMH); 2.3% adults (NIMH); 1 in 50 people (NWHIC); 2.4% adults (USSG)
Panic disorder approx 1 in 113 or 0.88% or 2.4 million people in USA 4,624,000 approximately 2.4 million Americans (NIMH)
Post-traumatic stress disorder approx 1 in 52 or 1.91% or 5.2 million people in USA 9,791,999 5.2 million adult Americans (NIMH); 3.6% adults (NIMH); about 30% of war veterans.
Social phobia approx 1 in 51 or 1.95% or 5.3 million people in USA 10,064,000 5.3 million adult Americans (NIMH); 3.7% adults (NIMH); 2.0% adults (USSG)
Specific phobias approx 1 in 43 or 2.32% or 6.3 million people in USA 6,299,999 estimated 6.3 million adult Americans (NIMH); estimated 8.3% adults (USSG)
Tourette Syndrome approx 1 in 1,000 or 0.10% or 272,000 people in USA 272,000 estimated 1-10 per 1,000 children have Tourette syndrome, Genetics Home Reference website

Types of Behavioral disorders

For more information about types of Behavioral disorders, refer to our section on types of Behavioral disorders.

About prevalence:

The medical term 'prevalence' of Behavioral disorders usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Behavioral disorders at any given time, whereas the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Behavioral disorders is called the 'incidence'. For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

 

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