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Prevalence and Incidence of Psychological disorders

Prevalance of types of Psychological disorders:

For details see prevalence of types of Psychological disorders analysis; summary of available prevalence data:

  • panic disorder: approximately 2.4 million Americans (NIMH)
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder: 3.3 million adult Americans (NIMH); 2.3% adults (NIMH); 1 in 50 people (NWHIC); 2.4% adults (USSG)
  • post-traumatic stress disorder: 5.2 million adult Americans (NIMH); 3.6% adults (NIMH); about 30% of war veterans.
  • social phobia: 5.3 million adult Americans (NIMH); 3.7% adults (NIMH); 2.0% adults (USSG)
  • phobias: 11.5 million adults (NIMH); 8.0% adults (NIMH)
  • specific phobias: estimated 6.3 million adult Americans (NIMH); estimated 8.3% adults (USSG)
  • generalized anxiety disorder: 4 million adult Americans (NIMH); 2.8% adults (NIMH); estimated 3.4% adults (USSG)
  • depressive disorders: 9.5 percent of adult Americans (NIMH)
  • Depression: 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.
  • dysthymia: about 10.9 million American adults (NIMH); estimated 1.6% adults (USSG)
  • bipolar disorder: 1.2 percent of the population; 2.3 million adult Americans (NIMH)
  • Antisocial personality disorder: estimated 2.1% adults (USSG)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: 3.3 million children have ADD in USA (NHIS-97); estimated 2 million American children; 3 to 5 percent of all children (NIMH).
  • Autism: 1 in 500 to 1 in 2,500 (NIMH); 1-in-1000 to 2-in-1000, depending on diagnostic criteria
  • Rett's syndrome: estimated 1 per 10,000 - 22,000 females suffer from Rett syndrome, Genetics Home Reference website
  • Drug abuse: more than 4 million women need treatment for drug abuse (NWHIC)
  • Alcohol abuse: 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: 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)
  • eating disorders: 5 million women (NWHIC); 1-4% of young women
  • Anorexia Nervosa: estimated 0.1% adults (USSG); estimated 0.5 to 3.7 percent females (NIMH); 1% of adolescent girls (NWHIC)
  • Bulimia nervosa: estimated 1.1 to 4.2 percent of females (NIMH); 2-3% of young women (NWHIC)
  • Binge eating disorder: 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: Unclear. Perhaps 4% of students.
  • Schizophrenia: Approximately 2.2 million American adults (NIMH); estimated 1.3% adults (USSG); more than 2 million Americans
  • more types of Psychological disorders...»

Incidence of types of Psychological disorders:

For details see incidence of types of Psychological disorders analysis; summary of available incidence by type data:

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Psychological disorders usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Psychological disorders at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Psychological disorders refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Psychological disorders diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

 

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