In 2004, the World Health Organization (WHO) reviewed the rates of psychiatric treatment usage as reported in 37 studies. The findings were quite alarming: Between 30% – 80% percent of people with mental health struggles never receive treatment.
The average rates for no treatment for specific disorders were: schizophrenia (32%), bipolar disorder (50%), panic disorder (55%), major depression (56%), generalized anxiety disorder (57%) obsessive-compulsive disorder (59%), and alcohol dependence (78%). The WHO report also suggested that these rates are probably low and that the actual number of people failing to receive treatment is much higher. […]