A new study has found that more and more people are experiencing mental health problems. Research the University Queensland and Harvard Medical School found that half us will have least one mental health disorder the time we are 75. Professor John McGrath, lead author the study, said the most common issues were mood disorders, such as depression or anxiety. He added that "the risk certain mental disorders differed sex". The three most common mental health disorders women were depression, phobias that make daily life more difficult and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Men suffered most alcohol abuse, depression, and phobias.
The researchers looked data from 32 mental health surveys from the WHO. Over 156,000 people 29 countries answered questions their lifestyle and mental well-being. The researchers analyzed the questionnaires to find when mental health problems first started people. They also assessed the risk people experiencing 13 mental disorders. These included panic attacks, anxiety, drug abuse and ADHD. An important finding the study was that for many people, mental health disorders first appeared childhood or in teenage years. The study concluded that young people needed more help the "critical parts their lives". They need services that find and treat their mental health problems.