Mental health facts
- Mental health problems include anxiety, depression, manic depression, schizophrenia and eating disorders
- 10% of people will suffer a disabling anxiety disorder at some stage in their life
- At any one time, 10% of the population is suffering from some form of depression. It is most common in people aged 25 to 44
- 5% of people have serious, or clinical, depression at any one time. By the year 2020 it has been estimated that clinical depression will be second only to chronic heart disease as an international health burden
- 1% of adults in the UK will experience manic depression at some point in their life
- 1% of the population will be diagnosed with schizophrenia at some time.