Global YLDs Contributed by Mental and Behavioral Disorders

  • What are YLDs?
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that globally, 22.7 percent of YLDs are caused by disorders in the mental and behavioral disorders category.
  • The WHO data below show the percentage of total global YLDs contributed by each disorder within the mental and behavioral disorders category.
  • Major depressive disorder carries the heaviest burden of all disorders in the mental and behavioral disorders category, accounting for 8.13 percent of all global YLDs.

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

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Vos T et al. Years lived with disability (YLDs) for 1160 sequelae of 289 diseases and injuries 1990-2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. Lancet, 380(9859): 2163-96, 2012.