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06 September 2011

Many Europeans have mental illness

Europeans are plagued by mental and neurological illnesses, with almost 165 million people or 38% of the population suffering each year from mental disorders.

Europeans are plagued by mental and neurological illnesses, with almost 165 million people or 38% of the population suffering each year from mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, insomnia or dementia, according to a large new study.

At the same time, some big drug companies are backing away from investment in research on how the brain works and affects behaviour, putting the onus on governments and health charities to stump up funding for neuroscience.

 Delays in mental illness treatment

 
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