150,245 members

Skip to content. | Skip to navigation


Scale of mental health problems examined


Start sharing

If you've got news you'd like to share, let us know and we'll consider it for our news section.

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.