More Data Bites: Quick News You Can Use

From the daily information stream that flows across my desk or up my computer screen, here is a recent news flash:

Global data on mental illness. New global disease data published this week by The Lancet indicate the worldwide prevalence of schizophrenia (24 million people), anxiety disorders (266 million), major depressive disorder (253 million), and bipolar disorder (49 million). Major depressive disorder now trails only low back pain as a source of “years lived with disability.”