Stigma and misinformation about mental illness are so prevalent that it can be difficult to remember how common these health problems really are. Millions of Americans, including your neighbors, colleagues and close friends, struggle with a wide variety of disorders that greatly impact their quality of life. Start here to learn more about various mental health disorders.
Common Mental Health Disorders
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, more than 40 million American adults aged 18 or older struggle with one of the many types of anxiety disorders. Furthermore, almost one-half of the individuals diagnosed with anxiety also manifest symptoms of depression.
Considering that anxiety and depression are so common among Americans, we at Maryland Recovery have made free, comprehensive resources available that touch on both sets of disorders. Click below to learn more about the most common mental health issues facing Americans today.
At Maryland Recovery, we know firsthand that mental health issues are far harder to treat when the patient is also struggling with a substance abuse problem, a phenomenon known as a “dual diagnosis.”
The following set of resources explore why a person with a mental health issue might start using illegal drugs. Readers can also learn about the specialized treatment needed to help individuals who are suffering from a dual diagnosis.
Public health data paints a clear picture of a nation where mental illness is more common than many are willing to believe. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness:
Approximately 18.5% of adults in the U.S. suffer from a mental illness each year.
Nearly 7% of adults in the U.S. have recently experienced a major depressive episode.
More than 2.5% of adults in the U.S. struggle with bipolar disorder.
About 50% of adults in the U.S. who struggle with substance abuse also have a mental health disorder.
The widespread nature of mental illness in this country emphasizes the need for greater education and awareness about the issue. If you’d like to learn about mental health and addiction, we invite you to review our helpful resources here. At Maryland Recovery, we are dedicated to putting information about mental health and addiction treatment into the hands of those who need it most.
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