Global Individual 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 individual disorders in the mental and behavioral disorders category, and illustrate the percentage that each disorder contributes to the YLDs caused by the mental and behavioral disorders category.
  • Major depressive disorder accounts for 35.77 percent of YLDs in the mental and behavioral disorders category.

Global YLDs for Individual Disorders within the Mental and Behavioral Disorders Category (2010)

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Percent of Global YLDs within the Mental and Behavioral Disorders Category (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.