mental illness

Which States Have the Highest and Lowest Rates of Mental Illness?
Which States Have the Highest and Lowest Rates of Mental Illness?
Data from the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency (SAMHSA) suggests 20 percent of American adults — 44.5 million people — experienced some sort of mental illness over the last year. The report defines “mental illness” as any sort of diagnosable mental, behavioral or emotional disorder that causes “substantial functional impairment” or requires treatment, and provides a list of how much of
Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Put Women at Higher Risk for Mental Disorders
Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Put Women at Higher Risk for Mental Disorders
A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association states women who’ve been the victim of rape, sexual assault, stalking, or intimate-partner violence are much more likely to develop a mental disorder. In the study, researchers in Australia found 57 percent of women who’d suffered at least one incident of abuse also had a history of depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress,