Mental health Disorders on the Rise 2





Mental Health Disorders on the Rise 2

One of the major mental health disorders is depression. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in 10 adults is suffering with this illness, and 11 percent of the population is on antidepressant medication. Forty-six percent of Americans fit the criteria for a diagnosis of mental illness.

Experts say that something is changing that makes life seem more challenging for people, especially young people. Anxiety disorders are becoming common, and a study released in January 2010 showed that depression and suicidal tendencies are on the rise on university campuses in Canada and the U.S. Some experts point to the economy being part of the problem, with people unable to work and provide for their families. Contributing to the rise of mental health disorders is the failure of the economy to support and employ growing numbers of students looking for work.

By Adrianne Hill


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