Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry

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: 2016  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 254--256

Increasing burden of mental illnesses across the globe: Current status


Murali Thyloth, Hemendra Singh, Vyjayanthi Subramanian 
 Department of Psychiatry, M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Murali Thyloth
Department of Psychiatry, M. S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka
India

Psychiatric disorders cause significant burden to individuals and society across the world, accounting for nearly 13% of the global burden of disease. Eighty percent of people with mental disorders now live in low and middle-income countries. With one million deaths per year, suicide is the major reason for years of life lost due to mental illness. Estimates suggest that the burden due to mental illness is likely to increase over next decade and appropriate interventions are need of the hour. We discuss this increasing burden as a consequence of (1) lack of resources, (2) low budget for mental health in lower and middle income countries, and (3) under-utilization of services and stigma attached to mental illnesses.


How to cite this article:
Thyloth M, Singh H, Subramanian V. Increasing burden of mental illnesses across the globe: Current status.Indian J Soc Psychiatry 2016;32:254-256


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Thyloth M, Singh H, Subramanian V. Increasing burden of mental illnesses across the globe: Current status. Indian J Soc Psychiatry [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 May 27 ];32:254-256
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