6 new statistics on psychiatric disorders in men
NEARLY one in three Australian men are likely to develop a psychiatric disorder at some point in their lives, according to clinical interviews with nearly 1000 randomly selected participants in a Victorian osteoporosis study.
The survey of men aged 24–98, published in the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, found that:
- Approximately 28.8% reported a lifetime history of any psychiatric disorder
- 18.2% reported a history of mood disorders
- 12.9% reported a history of substance abuse
- 7.2% reported a history of anxiety
- 8.7% met criteria