Mental health disorders contribute significantly to the global burden of disease (32.4%), . Mental health disorders are the 4th leading cause of disability in developed countries, and the most disabling disorders in low-income and middle-income countries (LAMIC). Over one third of people in most LIMIC fulfill sufficient diagnostic criteria for a mental health disorder at some point in their life.
Mehmood, Nasir; Talib, Uroosa; and Ur Rehman, Raza
"Pattern of mental health disorders in adult population attending a tertiary mental health care setting,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 13:
2, Article 9.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol13/iss2/9