Monday, November 11, 2013

Mental and substance use disorders in Canada

In 2012, a total of 2.8    million   Canadians aged 15 and  older, or 10.1%,  reported symptoms consistent with at least one of the following mental or substance use disorders:  major depressive episode, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and abuse of or dependence on alcohol, cannabis or other drugs.            
        Over the course of the lifetime, rates of substance use disorders were higher than the rates for mood disorders. About 6 million Canadians met the criteria for substance use disorder, while 3.5 million met  the criteria for mood disorder.          
             Females had higher rates of mood disorders and generalized anxiety disorder than males, while males had. Read more             

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