The Burden of Mental Disorders


Mental disorders including depressive disorders, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, autism and Asperger syndrome, childhood behavioral disorders, and other mental conditions are major causes of years lived with disability in the Region of the Americas. Mental disorders are mainly non-fatal conditions and rare causes of death and/or premature death.

This page highlights the health burden caused by mental disorders, including specific mental conditions, in the population of the Americas. Using interactive data visualizations, readers can explore and compare the level and trends of mental disorders across the region, subregions and countries.


The burden due to all mental disorders combined

The data visualization presents the level, distribution, and trends over time of the years lived with less than optimal health due to mental disorders by age, sex, year, and countries of the Region of the Americas from 2000 to 2019.