Mental health in India

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Statista Dossier about mental health in India

A vast majority of people in India suffer from some form of behavioral or mental illness ranging from depression, anxiety and intellectual idiopathic disorders to severe mental conditions such as schizophrenia. This dossier highlights the current state of mental health in the country. It underscores key figures relative to the number of years of health lost among adults, owing to mental disorders. Aside from that, it sheds light on the risk factors that contribute to mental disorders. Further, the last chapter of this dossier also presents findings of public opinion on mental health during the COVID-19. The country is suggested to be undergoing a mental health epidemic which is now exacerbated due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Percentage of world population with select mental health disorders as of 2017

    • Number of adults with anxiety disorders in select countries worldwide 2018, by gender

    • Share of mental disorders among adults India 2017 by classification

    • Share of mental disorders among adult males India 2017 by classification

    • Share of mental disorders among adult females India 2017 by classification

  • 2. Years of health lost
    • Share of DALYs relative to mental disorders 2017 India by classification

    • DALYs relative to anxiety disorders Indian states 2017 by SDI

    • DALYs idiopathic developmental intellectual disability Indian states 2017 by SDI

    • DALYs relative to conduct disorders Indian states 2017 by SDI

    • DALYs relative to depressive disorders Indian states 2017 by SDI

  • 3. Risk factors
    • Share of risk factors contributing to mental disorders among adults India 2017

    • Share of risk factors contributing to mental disorders among female adults India 2017

    • Share of risk factors contributing to mental disorders among male adults India 2017

  • 4. Public perception
    • Attitudes towards mental illness across India 2018

    • Perception of people with mental illnesses across India 2018

    • Opinion on rising health and mental issues among young Indians 2019

    • Frequency of visits to mental health professionals India 2018

  • 5. COVID-19 impacts
    • Respondents who felt stress during COVID-19 pandemic India 2020 by intensity

    • Respondents who felt depressed during COVID-19 pandemic India 2020 by frequency

    • Respondents with trouble sleeping during COVID-19 pandemic India 2020 by frequency

    • Respondents with little interest during COVID-19 pandemic India 2020 by frequency

    • Respondents who ate out during COVID-19 pandemic India 2020 by depression severity

    • Respondents not able to workout due to depression during COVID-19 pandemic India 2020

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