The role of mHealth in mental health

Anna Sort


Mental health disorders are common. In United States alone tens of millions of people are affected each year. Overall, only about half of those affected receive treatment. The best estimate of the number of adults with any diagnosable mental disorder within the past year is nearly 1 in 5, or roughly 43 million Americans (1). Neuropsychiatric disorders are the third leading cause of global disabilityadjusted life years, following cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, diarrhea, lower respiratory infections, meningitis, and other common infectious diseases (2).