Number Of People Affected By Mental Illness Is Greater Than Has Been Thought

The NPR (2/20, Silberner) “Goats and Soda” blog reported that psychologist and psychiatrist Daniel Vigo, MD, of Harvard University, “along with Rifat Atun, also of Harvard, and Graham Thornicroft of King’s College in London, co-authored an eye-opening analysis published this month in the journal Lancet Psychiatry.”

After reinterpreting “data about illnesses and deaths collected over the last two decades as part of… the Global Burden of Disease Study,” the team has “concluded that the number of people affected by mental illness is greater than has been thought.”

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— “A Man On A Mission: Give A True Count Of The Toll Of Mental Illness,” Joanne Silberner, National Public Radio, February 20, 2016.

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