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Scale of mental health problems examined

Study carried out by researchers from a variety of international research institutions, commissioned by the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology

Europeans are plagued by mental and neurological illnesses, with almost 165 million people or 38% of the population suffering each year from a brain disorder such as depression, anxiety, insomnia or dementia, according to a large new study,” reports the Daily Telegraph.

The news report is of a large study that reviewed the research to date and surveyed national experts to estimate the size and burden of mental health and neurological disorders in Europe. It found that 38% of the EU population suffer from mental disorders, and that these conditions account for about 26.6% of the total disease burden in Europe.

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