U.S. YLDs Contributed by Mental and Behavioral Disorders
- What are YLDs?
- The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that in the U.S., 27.1 percent of YLDs are caused by disorders in the mental and behavioral disorders category.
- The WHO data below show the percentage of total U.S. YLDs 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 8.3 percent of all U.S. YLDs.