Mental Health - India

  • India
  • Revenue in the Mental Health market is projected to reach US$1.14bn in 2024.
  • Revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2028) of 1.08%, resulting in a market volume of US$1.19bn by 2028.
  • In global comparison, most revenue will be generated in the United States (US$11,730.00m in 2024).
  • In relation to total population figures, per person revenues of US$11.93 are generated in 2024.

Key regions: United States, China, Japan, Canada, France

Region comparison

Analyst Opinion

The Mental Health market in India is experiencing significant growth and development, driven by various factors such as increasing awareness about mental health issues, changing societal attitudes, and the availability of more accessible and affordable mental health services.

Customer preferences:
In recent years, there has been a notable shift in customer preferences towards seeking professional help for mental health issues. Traditionally, mental health problems were stigmatized and often went undiagnosed or untreated. However, with the growing recognition of the importance of mental well-being, individuals are now more willing to seek help from mental health professionals. This shift in customer preferences has created a demand for a wide range of mental health services, including therapy, counseling, and medication.

Trends in the market:
One of the key trends in the Indian Mental Health market is the increasing adoption of telepsychiatry and online counseling services. This trend has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has restricted in-person consultations and increased the need for remote mental health support. Telepsychiatry allows individuals to access mental health services from the comfort of their own homes, providing convenience and reducing the barriers to seeking help. This trend is expected to continue even after the pandemic, as it offers a cost-effective and accessible solution for mental health care.Another trend in the Indian Mental Health market is the integration of technology and digital platforms. Mental health apps and online platforms are becoming increasingly popular, offering a range of services such as self-help resources, mood tracking, and virtual support groups. These digital solutions provide individuals with tools to manage their mental health and seek support whenever needed. The convenience and anonymity offered by these platforms appeal to a wide range of customers, particularly the younger generation.

Local special circumstances:
India is a diverse country with a large population, and mental health needs vary across different regions and communities. There is a growing recognition of the need for culturally sensitive mental health services that cater to the specific needs of different communities. This has led to the development of specialized programs and services that address cultural and social factors that impact mental health. For example, there are initiatives focused on providing mental health support to marginalized communities, such as LGBTQ+ individuals and rural populations.

Underlying macroeconomic factors:
India's economic growth and rising disposable incomes have also contributed to the development of the Mental Health market. As people become more financially stable, they are willing to invest in their mental well-being and seek professional help. Additionally, the increasing prevalence of mental health issues in the country has created a demand for mental health services. Factors such as urbanization, changing lifestyles, and work-related stress have contributed to the rise in mental health problems, driving the need for accessible and affordable services.In conclusion, the Mental Health market in India is witnessing significant growth and development due to changing customer preferences, the adoption of telepsychiatry and digital platforms, the focus on culturally sensitive services, and underlying macroeconomic factors. This market is expected to continue expanding as mental health awareness increases and individuals prioritize their mental well-being.


Data coverage:

Data encompasses B2C enterprises. Figures are based on companies' revenues, international institutes data, and global consumer survey data. Revenues refer to the retail value and include sales taxes.

Modeling approach / Market size:

Market sizes are determined by a combined top-down and bottom-up approach, based on a specific rationale for each market market. As a basis for evaluating markets, we use financial reports and third-party data. Next, we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific associations such as healthcare spending per capita, medical product spending per capita, and gross domestic product per capita. This data helps us to estimate the market size for each country individually.


In our forecasts, we apply diverse forecasting techniques. The selection of forecasting techniques is based on the behavior of the particular market. For example, S-Curve function, ARIMA time series model and exponential curve function. Data is modeled using current exchange rates.

Additional Notes:

The market is updated twice per year in case market dynamics change. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is considered at a country-specific level. GCS data is reweighted for representativeness.


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