Health State Descriptions for Canadians: Mental Illnesses - ARCHIVED

Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 82-619-M2012004


Mental illnesses largely involve alterations in mood, thinking, and behaviour, as well as other domains of mental functioning, and affect almost all Canadians in some way, either directly or indirectly. They routinely cause significant impairments in emotional functioning, which may lead to social or physical limitations. In some cases, such as in agoraphobia, individuals cannot even leave their homes due to intense anxiety; depression can cause an individual to lose all interest in life. This document describes the mental illnesses that have the greatest impact on Canadians in terms of prevalence or severity of disability, and how they affect the health status of Canadians.

Issue Number: 2012004
Author(s): Connor Gorber, Sarah; Langlois, Kellie; Rehm, Jürgen; Samokhvalov, Andriy V.; Spence, Selene
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