Nearly 40 percent of Europeans suffer mental illness By Kate KellandQuicklink submitted by . . Permalink
|Europeans are plagued by mental and neurological illnesses, with almost 165 million people or 38 percent of the population suffering each year from a brain disorder such as depression, anxiety, insomnia or dementia, according to a large new study. With only about a third of cases receiving the therapy or medication needed, mental illnesses cause a huge economic and social burden -- measured in the hundreds of billions of euros -- as sufferers become too unwell to work and personal relationships break down. 'Mental disorders have become Europe's largest health challenge of the 21st century,' the study's authors said.|
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