Mental Health Disorders More Widespread Than Estimated
According to the October 2009, issue of ScienceNews, almost 60% of our population experiences either anxiety, depression or substance abuse by the age of 32. This was a result of a study done by psychologists Terrie Moffit and Avshalom Caspi of Duke University.
According to this study, anxiety is the most prevalent, at approx 33%, then depression, at approx 18%. Substance abuse was the least likely, at approx 5% for alcohol and 2.5% for cannabis (marijuana).
Fortunately, both anxiety and depression are among the disorders that re most easily treated.