79 year olds have the best mental health

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 20-Aug-19

New data from Roy Morgan shows that over 7.9 million Australians aged 14+ (38.4%) now suffer from a Mental Health condition, compared with 5.4 million (30.7%) in 2009. The most common Mental Health conditions are Stress (which is experienced by 5.8 million Australians, or 28%), Anxiety (suffered by over 4.3 million, or 21.1%), Depression (which afflicts over 3.3 million, or 16.1%) and the nearly 1.3 million (6.2%) who have Panic Attacks. Analysis shows that the number of Australians who experience Anxiety has increased by 108.3% since 2011, from nearly 2.3 million to over 4.3 million. Stress has increased by 1.6 million (+38.2%), Depression has increased by almost 1 million (+41.2%) and Panic Attacks are up by over half a million (+73.7%). The latest Roy Morgan health research is based on a program of research that now spans over a decade into illnesses and medical conditions and derived from detailed in-depth interviews with over 50,000 Australians each year as part of the Roy Morgan Single Source survey.


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