What are the most common and popular mental disorders in America today? Why do some people seem to be more at risk for getting a mental disorder while others seem inoculated against them? Are there effective treatments for mental illness?
Mental Disorders in America
Having a mental disorder is like having any other kind of physical illness. There’s nothing that’s “made up” about mental illness — other than the fact that some people still have 20th century views of it. Modern science, however, has clearly demonstrated that mental illness is real, involves our brain and likely gut bacteria, and is readily treatable.
Here are some of the most common, most debilitating types of mental illness in the US today:
In the US, treatment for these kinds of mental disorders is handled and covered mostly by private insurance and your employer’s or school’s health plan. Treatment for most mental disorders involves a combination of psychotherapy and psychiatric medications.