Global Individual Mental and Behavioral Disorders

  • What are DALYs?
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that globally, 7.4 percent of DALYs are caused by disorders in the mental and behavioral disorders category.
  • The WHO data below show the breakdown of disorders within that category, and the percentage that each individual disorder contributes to DALYs caused by the mental and behavioral disorders category.
  • Major depressive disorder accounts for 34.12 percent of DALYs in the mental and behavioral disorders category.

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

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