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The 5 most prevalent mental diseases

Oct 13th 2013 at 11:29 PM

The 5 most prevalent mental diseases – Depression - This mood disorder affect more than 350 million people worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), sometimes due to physical health problems such as heart disease;

But there are circumstances such as economic pressures, unemployment or conflicts that increase risk. Not forgetting that one in five pregnant women suffer postpartum depression. Phobias. According to the APA, about 19 million adults suffer from some type of phobia, i.e. a type of anxiety disorder consisting of an irrational and exaggerated fear to objects, situations or activities. The most common is social phobia, but there are others such as amaxofobia (fear of driving) and aerophobia (phobia aircraft).

Disorders of eating behavior; The most common are anorexia or refusal to maintain body weight above a minimally normal age and size, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. New ones have emerged recently as vigorexia, orthopraxis and Ebriorexia. Alzheimer; Considered a pandemic, it is an irreversible form of dementia that gradually destroys the brain causing memory loss, cognitive impairment and unpredictable behavior, among other symptoms. Arises a new case every four seconds;

Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Affects five percent of children and adolescents aged 4 to 17 years; it is characterized by poor concentration, impulsive behavior, difficulty following directions and completing tasks.

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