Skip to content

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.

Get the latest public health information from CDC:
Get the latest research information from NIH:
Get the latest shareable resources on coping with COVID-19 from NIMH:

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.

U.S. YLDs for Mental and Behavioral Disorders as a Percent of Total U.S. YLDs (2010)

View/Download PDF

US Burden of Disease Collaborators. The state of US health, 1990-2010: burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors. JAMA, 310(6): 591-608, 2013.