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    Mental illness affects 38 percent of Europeans, study shows

    I guess this explains alot.


    Mental illness affects 38 percent of Europeans, study shows - HealthPop - CBS News

    (CBS/AP) Is mental illness more common in Europe than in other parts of the world? Reliable statistics aren't readily available, but mental health experts expressed surprise over new research showing that 38 percent of the European population, or 165 million people, have a mental or neurological disorder.
    "Although the figure seems shockingly high, this is the most rigorous study done in Europe," said Graham Thornicroft, a professor of community psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London, who was not linked to the study. "The real tragedy is that so few people with mental health problems receive treatment."
    Experts estimate that only one-third of people affected by the disorders get help.
    Researchers arrived at the eye-popping figure after reviewing data from previous studies involving more than 500 million people in 27 European countries, plus Switzerland, Iceland, and Norway. They considered more than 90 mental and neurological problems, including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and other problems that are more common in children as well as those typically found in the elderly, such as dementia.
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    Re: Mental illness affects 38 percent of Europeans, study shows

    ADHD used to be called "being a freaking kid."
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    Re: Mental illness affects 38 percent of Europeans, study shows

    I'm sorry but the first thing that came to my mind (mental illness and Europeans)....was socialism

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    Re: Mental illness affects 38 percent of Europeans, study shows

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I guess this explains alot.
    Completely tasteless and disrespectful. Shame on you.

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    Re: Mental illness affects 38 percent of Europeans, study shows

    Given the ridiculous evolution (etc) "polls", they totally deserve this.

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    Re: Mental illness affects 38 percent of Europeans, study shows

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I guess this explains alot.
    Quote Originally Posted by ric27
    I'm sorry but the first thing that came to my mind (mental illness and Europeans)....was socialism
    People shouldn't stigmatize those with mental illness. That expression, unfortunately, conjures up the image of a schizophrenic in a straitjacket howling at the moon (which, for what it's worth, is also not the patient's fault). Many mentally ill people are relatively "normal" people who suffer from more socially acceptable forms of mental illness, like anxiety or depression. Or they're elderly people who have Alzheimer's or some form of dementia.

    I don't know what the numbers are for the United States...but I would guess that it's comparable.
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    Re: Mental illness affects 38 percent of Europeans, study shows

    IIRC, numbers for the US are slightly higher...but you have to keep in mind that we're counting everything. So for instance if someone is just slightly OCD, for instance (to the point that they feel upset if they can't, for some reason, wash their hands directly after urinating), or if someone suffers mild ADD such that they zone out during a symphony, it all counts.

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    Re: Mental illness affects 38 percent of Europeans, study shows

    Psychiatrists are just trying to make money. ADHD/ADD is a hoax that is used to make money. Millions of parents struggle to afford their kid's medication and actually believe that their kids have a problem that needs to be treated. It's the same for bipolar disorder, OCD, aspergers, and a number of others of "mental illnesses." These disorders actually do exist in some people (rarely), and it's a huge insult to the people who actually struggle with them for psychiatrists to be mass diagnosing in order to receive mass profits.

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    Re: Mental illness affects 38 percent of Europeans, study shows

    Quote Originally Posted by ashurbanipal View Post
    IIRC, numbers for the US are slightly higher...but you have to keep in mind that we're counting everything. So for instance if someone is just slightly OCD, for instance (to the point that they feel upset if they can't, for some reason, wash their hands directly after urinating), or if someone suffers mild ADD such that they zone out during a symphony, it all counts.
    Actually it is MUCH higher.. because if the OP had bothered to read the study or read the other thread already going on with this story... started last week or so... then he would know that the study includes obese people as "mentally ill". Considering the amount of fat people in the US, then well....

    Just saying..
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