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Mental Health

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Mental health problems are common and burdensome. In the United States, they affect about one-fourth of adults in any given year and nearly half of adults at some time during their lives. According to the World Health Organization, mental illnesses account for more disability in developed countries than any other group of illnesses. Anxiety and mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder, are the most common mental health problems.

Researchers are investigating complementary and integrative health approaches for a variety of mental health problems, including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The resources on this page can help you learn about the latest findings.



This page last modified April 30, 2019