RTI, a research institute that is a non-profit organization with headquarters in California, has published a study titled, Mental and Substance Use Disorders Prevalence Study: Findings Report, which offers the latest statistics on the prevalence of distinct mental health disorders among adults in the United States. As a provider of mental health treatment for young adults in America, Yellowbrick believes it is part of our responsibility to educate our patients, their families, and the general public about mental health concerns our population faces so that more people can get the help they need.
The RTI study reports a number of statistics regarding mental health issues including mood disorders, personality disorders, substance use disorders, and more. The research project serves as an initial program supported by funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). It also goes over treatment statistics and the impact of treatment on those who do get help. Statistics were pulled from interviewing 5,700 people who are between the ages of 18-65. These interviews were conducted between October 2020 and October 2022.
Some of the mental health statistics published in the report include the following:
If you find yourself one of these statistics, help is available and effective for people like you. You don’t have to experience it alone and you don’t have to suffer from the symptoms forever. Yellowbrick offers specialized treatment and care for young adults who are struggling with the impacts of both mental health disorders and substance use disorders. Find out more about our programs and services on our website to learn more about how we can help.
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A mental health condition that’s characterized by intense shifts in mood including both manic and depressive episodes.
People living with Major Depressive Disorder, or MDD, experience episodes of depression and sadness that are debilitating to daily life.
Those living with anxiety disorders experience high levels of anxiety and stress that interfere negatively with daily life.
A mental health issue in which a person’s cognitive function is impaired, resulting in symptoms like experiencing challenges with conducting speech, reading and writing, and behavior.
Mental health disorders that negatively affect a person’s behaviors, thought patterns, and function. People diagnosed with these disorders experience challenges with managing relationships and understanding various situations.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that people can develop as a result of experiencing traumatic situations, characterized by symptoms including flashbacks, avoidance behaviors, and more.
A mental health condition that is characterized by specific symptoms of forgetfulness and lack of concentration, which makes it challenging to complete necessary tasks.
Mental health conditions that interfere with a person’s eating habits, thought patterns, and behaviors in negative ways.
A mental health disorder diagnosable with the DSM-5 that is characterized by both obsessions and compulsive behaviors.