Mental health statistics.

Mental health statistics.

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Hello

Hurricane, WV

#1 Aug 31, 2013
50% of emerging adults have a psychiatric illness.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1...

22% of adult West Virginians have a mental illness.

6.1% of adult West Virginians have a serious mental illness.

19.7% of American adults have a mental illness.

4.6% of American adults have a serious mental illness.

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k11/078/WEB_SR_078.htm

7.5% of American adults aged 18-25 have a serious mental illness.

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/statistics/SMI_AASR.s...

Definitive criteria for serious mental illness:

A mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder (excluding developmental and substance use disorders)

Diagnosable currently or within the past year
Of sufficient duration to meet diagnostic criteria specified within the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV)

Resulting in serious functional impairment, which substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/statistics/SMI_AASR.s...
Arnold

Cosby, TN

#2 Aug 31, 2013
I believe it. Probably because of the drugs and chemicals in the food and water.
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Arnold

Cosby, TN

#4 Aug 31, 2013
_-zaphod-_ wrote:
<quoted text>Is being gullible a mental illness?
Being a liberal should be classified as a personality disorder treatable with rat poison.
Mental Health 101

Torrance, CA

#5 Aug 31, 2013
Hello wrote:
50% of emerging adults have a psychiatric illness.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1...
22% of adult West Virginians have a mental illness.
6.1% of adult West Virginians have a serious mental illness.
19.7% of American adults have a mental illness.
4.6% of American adults have a serious mental illness.
http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k11/078/WEB_SR_078.htm
7.5% of American adults aged 18-25 have a serious mental illness.
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/statistics/SMI_AASR.s...
Definitive criteria for serious mental illness:
A mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder (excluding developmental and substance use disorders)
Diagnosable currently or within the past year
Of sufficient duration to meet diagnostic criteria specified within the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV)
Resulting in serious functional impairment, which substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/statistics/SMI_AASR.s...
At some point in every individual(s) lifespan h/she will suffer a form of pathology. It takes work to be mentally healthy, it isn't a given.
Derper

Huntington, WV

#6 Aug 31, 2013
I posted something similar a while back. I know your stats are correct. It's frightening, really. Every time someone shoots a bunch of innocent people, the media starts raging about gun control.

Personally, I want to know what happened to putting people in institutions when they were obviously a danger and incapable of caring for themselves? No one ever talks about that, and with the stats you quoted, I think it certainly warrants discussion.

In the 70's they released SO MANY of the mentally ill and just expected them to take their meds. Of course, they didn't, and....guess what? They found other folks willing to have babies with them, and there ya go. Now look what we're dealing with. lol.
Mental Health 101

Proctorville, OH

#7 Aug 31, 2013
They need to rethink closing the institutions. They are badly needed. While some would disagree, I would ask you to think about the sub par services the mentally ill receive from government ran programs. Asking individuals who cannot manage their own lives to manage the chronically mentally ill is ludicrous. When they passed the laws in the 70's for the least restrictive environments they opened up a can of worms.

Level 1

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#8 Aug 31, 2013
Hello wrote:
50% of emerging adults have a psychiatric illness.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1...

22% of adult West Virginians have a mental illness.

6.1% of adult West Virginians have a serious mental illness.

19.7% of American adults have a mental illness.

4.6% of American adults have a serious mental illness.

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k11/078/WEB_SR_078.htm

7.5% of American adults aged 18-25 have a serious mental illness.

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/statistics/SMI_AASR.s...

Definitive criteria for serious mental illness:

A mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder (excluding developmental and substance use disorders)

Diagnosable currently or within the past year
Of sufficient duration to meet diagnostic criteria specified within the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV)

Resulting in serious functional impairment, which substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/statistics/SMI_AASR.s...
So what is your diagnosis? Delusional Narcisist?

Level 1

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#9 Aug 31, 2013
Hello wrote:
50% of emerging adults have a psychiatric illness.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1...

22% of adult West Virginians have a mental illness.

6.1% of adult West Virginians have a serious mental illness.

19.7% of American adults have a mental illness.

4.6% of American adults have a serious mental illness.

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k11/078/WEB_SR_078.htm

7.5% of American adults aged 18-25 have a serious mental illness.

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/statistics/SMI_AASR.s...

Definitive criteria for serious mental illness:

A mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder (excluding developmental and substance use disorders)

Diagnosable currently or within the past year
Of sufficient duration to meet diagnostic criteria specified within the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV)

Resulting in serious functional impairment, which substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/statistics/SMI_AASR.s...
You sound as though you would be great fun at parties. Stating facts a d trying to be all ironic. Jesus man get laid, you'll be glad you tried it.
Derper

Huntington, WV

#10 Aug 31, 2013
^^^^Please notice me^^^^^ lol!
Derper

Huntington, WV

#11 Aug 31, 2013
Mentalvoyeur wrote:
<quoted text>
You sound as though you would be great fun at parties. Stating facts a d trying to be all ironic. Jesus man get laid, you'll be glad you tried it.
I don't get a sense of irony from those posts. Could you explain how they are ironic? Maybe I'm missing something.

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