Treatment Is Lacking for Many US Adults With Mental Illness or Substance Abuse

More than 45 million of US adults—about 1 in 5—had a mental illness in 2009, yet fewer than half received any treatment, according to the latest estimates from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. These estimates suggest these disorders remain prevalent and often untreated, despite efforts to boost the accessibility of mental health care in the United States….

Bridget M. Kuehn
Journal of the American Medical Association
JAMA. 2011;305(1):27.

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