2004 NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH SURVEY


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2004 NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH SURVEY was carried out by the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Singapore

2847 subjects were surveyed for the study on anxiety and depression in adults; 1092 for the study on depression and dementia in the elderly.

The survey results showed that the population weighted lifetime and recent prevalence of depression in adults was 5.6% and 4.9% respectively, whilst the population weighted lifetime and recent prevalence of anxiety in adults was 3.4% and 2.3% respectively. The prevalence of depression and dementia in elderly aged 60 years and above was 3.1% and 5.2% respectively. Also, 12.5 per cent of children below 12 have problems such as depression and anxiety

The study also found that only 49% of those with mental health disorders (anxiety or depression) had sought any kind of mental health services.

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