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Nearly 40 percent of Europeans suffer mental illness
Reuters ^ | Sept. 4, 2011 | Kate Kelland

Posted on 09/05/2011 12:26:29 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

LONDON (Reuters) - Europeans are plagued by mental and neurological illnesses, with almost 165 million people or 38 percent of the population suffering each year from a brain disorder such as depression, anxiety, insomnia or dementia, according to a large new study.

With only about a third of cases receiving the therapy or medication needed, mental illnesses cause a huge economic and social burden -- measured in the hundreds of billions of euros -- as sufferers become too unwell to work and personal relationships break down.

"Mental disorders have become Europe's largest health challenge of the 21st century," the study's authors said.

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

"The immense treatment gap ... for mental disorders has to be closed," said Hans Ulrich Wittchen, director of the institute of clinical psychology and psychotherapy at Germany's Dresden University and the lead investigator on the European study.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: europe; europeanpsychos; mentalillness

1 posted on 09/05/2011 12:26:30 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It approaches 90% in Washington DC.

Bogus study by the way.


2 posted on 09/05/2011 12:27:56 PM PDT by Drango (NO-vember is payback for April 15th)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Only 38 percent?


3 posted on 09/05/2011 12:28:03 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Socialism is a Mental Disorder”
MS


4 posted on 09/05/2011 12:30:12 PM PDT by The FIGHTIN Illini (Buckle up - the Bamster's rollercoaster is about to come off the tracks!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sounds like a survey meant to shape public opinion into giving more public money to shrinks.


5 posted on 09/05/2011 12:30:23 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They failed to mention the number one mental illness in Europe, that is liberalism, and I would venture that the percentage is closer to 99.9%. They all appear totally insane to me. Especially in GB where they let muslims run wild through out the population and go out of their way to kiss their a**es.


6 posted on 09/05/2011 12:30:35 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Free ThinkerNY

just over 50 percent of America had a mental illness spell around Nov. 4 2008.


7 posted on 09/05/2011 12:31:06 PM PDT by barmag25 (How many pea's we gotta eat to get out of this mess?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

After I traveled to Europe last year, a European woman friend who had escaped from there 30 years ago told my ex: “He’s gone to Europe? They’re all crazy over there!”

She was right.


8 posted on 09/05/2011 12:32:24 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Sounds like they need to be marketing more pharmaceuticals for imaginary illnesses.
9 posted on 09/05/2011 12:33:18 PM PDT by Porterville (Methink'st thou art a general offence and every man should beat thee.)
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To: Drango; Free ThinkerNY; All

Considering The Hundred Years War, the Thirty Years War, the Inquisition, the Napoleonic Wars, WW I & II, I suspect there are times when Europe has had 80 to 90% mental illness, especially if you consider PTSD


10 posted on 09/05/2011 12:33:37 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: The FIGHTIN Illini; mikrofon; martin_fierro

It’s a Eurological disorder.


11 posted on 09/05/2011 12:34:27 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Free ThinkerNY
depression, anxiety, insomnia...

Sounds like the psychiatric industry is incrementally broadening their definition of "mental illness". Last I checked insomnia was a sleep disorder caused by a myriad of things from stress to diet, and both depression and anxiety, if not full blown clinical, are natural states that everyone experiences from time to time. Maybe they all just need ritalin.
12 posted on 09/05/2011 12:34:33 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Same here in the States -(see approval rate: Obama, Barack).


13 posted on 09/05/2011 12:38:44 PM PDT by sbMKE
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To: Free ThinkerNY
LONDON (Reuters) - Europeans are plagued by mental and neurological illnesses, with almost 165 million people or 38 percent of the population suffering each year from a brain disorder such as depression, anxiety, insomnia or dementia, according to a large new study.

Why do I have a feeling when they reference these first 3 cases that they are including the vast majority of normal human emotion. If I am going to be 5 minutes late for work...I experience a little anxiety. Does that make someone mentally ill? If I toss and turn one night...am I suddenly an insomniac.

14 posted on 09/05/2011 12:39:50 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (I will work every day to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your lives as I can - Perry)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

leftists, dhimmi’s, gays, politicians

The best of Europe always got killed off in war, and this is the result. ALl that sacrifice for nada.


15 posted on 09/05/2011 12:40:18 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

abortion rate?


16 posted on 09/05/2011 12:41:54 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (non-union thug.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
IMHO, it's because they've exiled the Prince of Peace.

There is a great comfort and peace in a personal relationship with the creator. When you don't know who you are or where you've come from, how can you be mentally well?

17 posted on 09/05/2011 12:44:14 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Drango

Of course it is bogus. The bogus professions that rely on the DSM need to increase their incomes, so they manufacture mental “disorders”, include them in the DSM, and, presto, they have a code for billing health insurance providers.


18 posted on 09/05/2011 12:49:56 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They lack a Savior. When the one true God is disregarded a sorts of things bad happen


19 posted on 09/05/2011 12:53:27 PM PDT by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: GeronL
The best of Europe always got killed off in war, and this is the result.

Sort of a reverse natural selection.

20 posted on 09/05/2011 12:56:22 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yup, I agree.

That disease is most assuredly part of being a socialist.

And - as such - I don’t give a smelly Obama.


21 posted on 09/05/2011 12:56:57 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Charles Henrickson

“It’s a Eurological disorder.”

D*mn, that was good!


22 posted on 09/05/2011 12:58:37 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

A good pun is its own reword.


23 posted on 09/05/2011 1:00:49 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (A good pun is its own reword.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
leftisim is a mental disorder...
24 posted on 09/05/2011 1:14:52 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: calex59

On a board that eventually chose to defend O one European said ‘we like Obama over here, what’s the problem?” - I said that I was not surprised.


25 posted on 09/05/2011 1:16:08 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Does this mean that 100% of Europeans are 40% mentally ill?


26 posted on 09/05/2011 1:17:44 PM PDT by djf (One of the few FReepers who NEVER clicked the "dead weasel" thread!! But may not last much longer...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That’s nothing. 100% of Democrats suffer debilitating mental illness and an inability to grasp reality. They believe in utopian dreams, free lunches for everybody, and peaceful muslims.


27 posted on 09/05/2011 1:20:50 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There are 2 factors here:

1) the propensity of socialism to drive the slave-class insane

2) the propensity of socialism to impell ‘science’ to ‘discover’ more of a need for more socialism.

And as an aside, isn’t it amusing that the ‘study’ finds that this makes people unable to work, when the society they live in is unable to create jobs?


28 posted on 09/05/2011 1:22:28 PM PDT by samtheman (Palin. In your heart you know she's right.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In a separate, unrelated poll, it was found that 40% of Europeans don’t work, choosing, instead, to live like parasites off the efforts of those who do.


29 posted on 09/05/2011 1:25:36 PM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: DPMD

You mean like here, in the U.S.?


30 posted on 09/05/2011 1:27:55 PM PDT by jla
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To: vpintheak

Which is why, in the context, Scripture says the Antichrist will come from the people who destroyed the city Jerusalem and the sanctuary of the not-yet Second Temple.


31 posted on 09/05/2011 1:28:05 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe they are just born crazy?


32 posted on 09/05/2011 1:56:51 PM PDT by wyowolf
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Considering that Islam is the perfect system to create psychosis and that Socialism is a mental illness too, the numbers might be correct.


33 posted on 09/05/2011 2:26:23 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

yeah right, this is “lunatic” data, so to speak

even granting the declining mental faculties of people under socialism, there is no way that 38% are annually suffering any serious mental illness

if the 38% figure is real at all, it’s because they are classifying anyone who requests a sleeping med or an anti-anxiety med or even a temporary course of an anti-depressant as “mentally ill”

lots of people have an occasional problem with sleep etc. due to stress, travel, family or job issues etc. it does not make them “mentally ill” or suffering from any “brain disease”

a lot of that 38% figure, if they did not just make it up, consists of the “worried well” who have some very temporary issue

[I write as someone who has dealt with serious mental illness with a family member, and the distance from serious mental illness to minor transient symptoms is huge — it’s ludicrous to discuss 38% of any large population as suffering from “mental illness”]


34 posted on 09/05/2011 3:42:36 PM PDT by Enchante
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I have to blame this one on Bush. His influence is truly worldwide.


35 posted on 09/05/2011 4:02:30 PM PDT by Digger (T)
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To: I still care

Europe illustrates the triumph of Godlessness. Weekly
church attendance is 5% (compared to 35-40% in the U.S.) The
continent is ravaged by a plummeting birthrate, soaring Moslem immigration and a pervasive moral malaise among the young.

In her book “Menace in Europe,” Claire Berlinski writes: “A
poll conducted in 2002 found that while 61% of Americans had
hope for the future, only 42% of the residents of the United
Kingdom shared it. Only 29% of Frenchmen reported feeling hope, and only 15% of Germans.

These statistics suggest … that without
some transcendental common belief, hopelessness is a universal condition. I do not believe it is an accident that Americans are both more religious and more hopeful than Europeans, and more apt, as well, to believe that their country stands for something greater and more noble than themselves.” ~ Don Feder

http://www.donfeder.com/articles/0604warSpch.pdf


36 posted on 09/06/2011 6:21:55 AM PDT by massmike (Massachusetts:Stopped hanging witches;started electing Kennedys.Coincidence?)
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