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SAMHSA Report Reveals 20 Percent of U.S. Adults Experienced Mental Illness in the Past Year

(11/30/2012)

SAMHSA Report Reveals 20 Percent of U.S. Adults Experienced Mental Illness in the Past Year

November 27, 2012

One in 5 American adults aged 18 or older, or 45.6 million people, had mental illness in the past year, according to a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  The rate of mental illness was more than twice as high among those aged 18 to 25 (29.8 percent) than among those aged 50 and older (14.3 percent), the report said. Adult women also were more likely than men to have had mental illness in the past year (23.0 percent versus 15.9 percent), it said.

View the full report here: http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1211273220.aspx


Keywords: SAMHSA, report, U.S., adults, mental illness



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