Figure 2-3 is a bar chart showing the prevalence of selected mental health disorder classes among adults by age group using data collected over the period from 2001 through 2003. Among adults aged 18 to 29, 21.4% had mood disorders, 30.2% had anxiety disorders, and 26.8% had impulse control disorders. Among adults aged 30 to 44, 24.6% had mood disorders, 35.1% had anxiety disorders, and 23.0% had impulse control disorders. Among adults aged 45 to 59, 22.9% had mood disorders and 30.8% had anxiety disorders; impulse control disorders were not assessed among this age group. Among adults aged 60 or older, 11.9% had mood disorders and 15.3% had anxiety disorders; impulse control disorders were not assessed among this age group.

Figure 2-3Lifetime prevalence of selected mental health disorder classes among adults, by age group: 2001–2003

1 Mood disorders include disorders such as bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder.

2 Anxiety disorders include disorders such as generalized anxiety and specific phobia.

3 Impulse control disorders include disorders such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and oppositional defiant disorder. Impulse control disorders were not assessed among adults aged 45 or older in this study.

NOTE: These disorder classes are different from those in Figures 2-1 and 2-2 because the data source reports on adults rather than adolescents.

SOURCE: National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R), 2001–2003. See Appendix Table A-3 for detailed source information.

From: 2, BEHAVIORAL HEALTH DISORDERS ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN

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