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.

Global DALYs for Mental and Behavioral Disorders as a Percent of Total Global DALYs (2010)

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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.