Abstract: Lifetime Prevalence and Age-of-Onset Distributions of DSM-IV Disorders

Conclusions About half of Americans will meet the criteria for a DSM-IV disorder sometime in their life, with first onset usually in childhood or adolescence. Interventions aimed at prevention or early treatment need to focus on youth.

Arch Gen Psychiatry -- Abstract: Lifetime Prevalence and Age-of-Onset Distributions of DSM-IV Disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication, June 2005, Kessler et al. 62 (6): 593

BioBOOM Op/Ed: Sure now we know Americans are #@$% CRAZY! According to this report almost 50%??? will develop some sort of mental illness (Lifetime DSM-IV anxiety, mood, impulse-control, and substance use disorders) and many will not get proper treatment. Talk with you later, we have to go, as Harvey, the Big invisible Rabbit and dear friend, wants us to go out for a drink.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We all know this already. We all got in-laws right? Isn't that 50%?

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