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.
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.