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Prevalence Statistics for Types of Psychological disorders

Prevalence Statistics for Types of Psychological disorders

The information below shows a list of types of Psychological 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
anxiety disorders N/A N/A No information
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)
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)
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)
phobias approx 1 in 23 or 4.23% or 11.5 million people in USA 11,499,999 11.5 million adults (NIMH); 8.0% adults (NIMH)
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)
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)
Separation anxiety disorder N/A N/A No information
Acute stress disorder N/A N/A No information
Anxiety disorder due to medical condition N/A N/A No information
Substance-induced anxiety disorder N/A N/A No information
Anxiety disorder NOS N/A N/A No information
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)
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.
Major depressive episode N/A N/A No information
Major depressive disorder N/A N/A No information
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)
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)
Seasonal Affective Disorder N/A N/A No information
cyclothymia N/A N/A No information
Postnatal depression N/A N/A No information
personality disorders N/A N/A No information
Borderline personaliy disorder N/A N/A No information
Antisocial personality disorder approx 1 in 47 or 2.10% or 5.7 million people in USA 5,711,999 estimated 2.1% adults (USSG)
Conduct disorder N/A N/A No information
Oppositional Defiant Disorder N/A N/A No information
Multiple personality disorder N/A N/A No information
histrionic personality disorder N/A N/A No information
Schizoid personality disorder N/A N/A No information
schizotypal personality disorder N/A N/A No information
paranoid personality disorder N/A N/A No information
narcissistic personality disorder N/A N/A No information
dependent personality disorder N/A N/A No information
Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder N/A N/A No information
Avoidant personality disorder N/A N/A No information
Personality Disorder NOS N/A N/A No information
Personality Disorder Due to General Medical Condition N/A N/A No information
behavioral disorders N/A N/A No information
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
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
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)
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)
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)
Disordered Eating N/A N/A Unclear. Perhaps 4% of students.
Eating Disorder not Otherwise Specified (ENDOS) N/A N/A No information
psychotic disorders N/A N/A No information
Schizophrenia approx 1 in 123 or 0.81% or 2.2 million people in USA 2,199,999 Approximately 2.2 million American adults (NIMH); estimated 1.3% adults (USSG); more than 2 million Americans
Brief Psychotic Disorder N/A N/A No information
Delusional disorder N/A N/A No information
Shared Psychotic Disorder N/A N/A No information
Substance-induced Psychotic Disorder N/A N/A No information

Types of Psychological disorders

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

About prevalence:

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

 

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