In 1997, some 15.0% (51,102) of people in Tasmania aged 18 years and over reported having a mental disorder in the 12-month period prior to interview.
Mental disorders fall into two main categories:
- Anxiety disorders (e.g. panic disorder, agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social phobia, generalised anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder); and
- Affective (mood) disorders (e.g. depression, bipolar affective disorder, postnatal depression).
PREVALENCE OF MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS(a) - 1997
|Total mental disorders(b)(c)|
(a) During the 12 months prior to interview. Interviews were undertaken in May to August 1997.
(b) Includes substance abuse disorders.
(c) A person may have more than one mental disorder. The components when added may be larger than the total.
Source: ABS data available on request, Mental Health and Wellbeing of Adults Survey.