Bipolar disorder facts and statistics
-2.6 percent of the American adult population suffers from bipolar disorder.
-Bipolar disorder affects approximately 5.7 million adult American
-47% women 53% men
-is a mental illness that brings severe high and low moods and changes in sleep, energy, thinking, and behavior.
-The causes of bipolar disorder aren't always clear. It runs in families. Abnormal brain structure and function may also play a role.
-Bipolar disorder is the sixth leading cause of disability in the world. (World Health Organization)
-The disorder can affect your job, school, and relationships and keep you from living a normal life.
Obsessive compulsive disorder facts and statistics
-1 in 40 adults have ocd
-1 in 100 children have OCD
-2.3% of the population
-top 20 causes of illness-related disability
-Obsessions are persistent, uncontrollable thoughts, impulses, or images that are intrusive, unwanted and disturbing.
-Individuals who have OCD feel compelled to perform repetitive actions called compulsions, or rituals, in an attempt to -relieve the distress caused by the obsessions.