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20 percent of Americans are mentally disturbed

19 January, 2012





Are there a lot of mentally ill Americans, or am I just crazy?
If you find yourself asking that question, odds might be more in your favor that you’re suffering from some sort of mental illness than you might think. According to the results of a new government report, 46 million Americans — or about one-in-five — have been diagnosed with such a disorder during the last year.
Taking into account all American adults, the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) puts the tally of Americans having a mental illness at around 20 percent, with young adults aged 18 through 25 even more likely to be diagnosed at a rate of 30 percent.
"We all know people who have had a depression or an anxiety disorder, maybe something more serious like a bipolar disorder, but this is a pretty big number," Peter Delany, director of SAMHSA's Office of Applied Studies, says of the study.
If you’ve been linked to a mental, behavioral or emotional problem based on the guidelines in the last publishing of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM, you’ve made the cut of nearly 50 million other Americans in similar standing. The study adds that around 11.4 million adults are victims of “serious” mental illnesses — that is conditions that affect a person’s ability to normally function.
Just because you haven't swallowed a pill or gone other routes doesn’t mean you’ve escaped the list, either. While 46 million Americans are diagnosed sufferers of mental illness, only around 38 percent have received proper treatment for their condition.
"We know with the appropriate use of medication and with good treatment people can recover and go on to lead very healthy and productive lives," Delany adds, but for many, that route is one marred by obstacles. For much of America, treatment is simply not in the budget. Of those that say they have an “unmet need” for mental healthcare, two-out-of-five Americans say they couldn’t afford help.
Such conditions could turn dire, adds the study, as 8.7 million Americans had suicidal thoughts during the last year. Of them, 2.5 million made plans to follow through and 1.1 million actually attempted the act.
"There is a gap between the need and how many people reach treatment," Dr. Ihsan Salloum, director of the Addiction Psychiatry and Psychiatric Comorbidity Programs at the University of Miami School of Medicine, adds to US News & World Report. "Mental illness is a treatable problem, and the outcome is as good as any chronic medical problem."
Unfortunately, it seems as if those that don’t get authorized treatment often try to take things into their own hands. Around one-fourth of those that suffer from mental illness are also abusers of narcotics. A separate study released last year by SAMHSA revealed that prescription opiod abuse increased by 111 percent between 2004 and 2008, with almost 2 million Americans admitting to abusing the class of drug ever year, which includes codeine, hydrocodone, oxycodone and others.

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I'd say about 40 percent of Americans are mentally disturbed.
They're called Republicans.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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robert237 Post time: 2012-1-20 12:47
I'd say about 40 percent of Americans are mentally disturbed.
They're called Republicans.

Good one Robert

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Hallelujah, Mc Donalds!
Diane Abbot (British MP): Anglos love playing divide and rule
David Cameron (British PM): Anglos caused most of the world's problems!

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...95% of Russians are pickled with Vodka, 85% of Brits are pickled with lager, 8 out of 10 cats prefer whiskers, the 60%  of the French smell of garlic and every time a statistic comes out 50% are followed by another statistic showing the opposite.

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Everything Americans try to solve and make better turns out for the Worst..

How could the Mentally Ill dictate tyo the World how to behave and solve their problems,
when they have never solve a single of their own problems at home

War on crime created more crime.
War on drugs created more junkies
War on poverty has created more poverty in America..
War on terrorism has created more terrorists in Congress and the White house.

Judge them by their products and results and not by their Rhetoric and PR..

Americans are the most Incompetent and degraded people on the Planet unfit for any worthwhile engagements.

And WHY IS this so?

It is not their fault..

95% of the Americans are Mentally ILL.

What can you expet from a bunch of nuts?
More Nutiness..

Until the world realizes who they are dealing with.


USA is a nation of the INSane, for the INsane.
No Sane person should try to understand or Justify their insanity..
It is based and held in place by perpertual lies and distortions and deceptions and treason and treachery. and betrayal..

And 95% of the Americans call their degraded and inhumane behavior,

"Human Nature". and their Insane ideals
"American Dream"


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Diane Abbot (British MP): Anglos love playing divide and rule
David Cameron (British PM): Anglos caused most of the world's problems!

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