Global DALYs Contributed by Mental and Behavioral Disorders
- What are DALYs?
- The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 7.4 percent of global DALYs are caused by disorders in the mental and behavioral disorders category.
- The WHO data below show the percentage of total global DALYs contributed by each disorder within the mental and behavioral disorders category.
- Of all disorders within the mental and behavioral category, major depressive disorder carries the heaviest burden, accounting for 2.54 percent of all global DALYs.
Murray CJ et al. Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 291 diseases and injuries in 21 regions, 1990-2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. Lancet, 380(9859): 2197-223, 2012.