- One adult in six had a common mental disorder (CMD): about one woman in five and one man in eight. Since 2000, overall rates of CMD in England steadily increased in women and remained largely stable in men.
- Reported rates of self-harming increased in men and women and across age groups since 2007. However, much of this increase in reporting may have been due to greater awareness about the behaviour.
- Young women have emerged as a high-risk group, with high rates of CMD, selfharm, and positive screens for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and bipolar disorder. The gap between young women and young men increased.
- Most mental disorders were more common in people living alone, in poor physical health, and not employed. Claimants of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), a benefit aimed at those unable to work due to poor health or disability, experienced particularly high rates of all the disorders assessed.
“NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH”.
Every seven years a survey is done in England to measure the number of people who have different types of mental health problem each year. It was last published in 2009 and reported these figures:
DEPRESSION 2.6 IN 100 PEOPLE
ANXIETY 4.7 IN 100 PEOPLE
OCD 1.3 IN 100 PEOPLE
PANIC DISORDER 1.2 IN 100 PEOPLE
EATING DISORDERS 1.6 IN 100 PEOPLE
PTSD 3.0 IN 100 PEOPLE
Some problems are asked about over a person’s lifetime, rather than each year:
SUICIDAL THOUGHTS 17 IN 100 PEOPLE
SELF HARM 3 IN 100 PEOPLE