Mental health

Mental disorders

Mental disorders comprise a broad range of problems, with different symptoms. However, they are generally characterized by some combination of abnormal thoughts, emotions, behaviour and relationships with others. Examples are schizophrenia, depression, intellectual disabilities and disorders due to drug abuse. Most of these disorders can be successfully treated.

Latest publications

Improving access to and appropriate use of medicines for mental disorders

This report, based on a consultative process and extensive literature reviews, provides information to improve access to essential medicines for mental disorders.

Depression and Other Common Mental Disorders: Global Health Estimates

This booklet provides latest available estimates of the prevalence of depression and other common mental disorders at the global and regional level.

WHO MIND Project