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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Reports of Mental Health Disability Increase in US

ScienceDaily — The prevalence of self-reported mental health disabilities increased in the U.S. among non-elderly adults during the last decade, according to a study by Ramin Mojtabai, MD, PhD, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. At the same time, the study found the prevalence of disability attributed to other chronic conditions decreased, while the prevalence of significant mental distress remained unchanged.

The findings will appear in the November edition of the American Journal of Public Health.

The entire story can be found here.

4 comments:

children with disabilities said...

There are things to consider here. But to me, I think people are coming forward to report their probable disability, which is a far cry to the low number decades ago.

Koby said...

Although, to be fair to people with mental disabilities, a lot of them have come forward and achieve so much due to their more-concentrated or creative brain functions.

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The increase is not surprising, really. With all the bad things happening to the economy and governance, people are bound to go crazy.

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This is probably tied to decreasing happiness rates all over the country. Obama needs to pull a big one if he ever plans to keep his promise of change.