U.S. DALYs Contributed by Mental and Behavioral Disorders
- What are DALYs?
- The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that in the U.S., 13.6 percent of DALYs are caused by disorders in the mental and behavioral disorders category.
- The WHO data below show the percentage of total U.S. 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 3.7 percent of all U.S. DALYs.