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Mental Illness

Volume 504: debated on Wednesday 27 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made on the proportion of people who have a mental health disorder; and on what evidence his estimate is based. (313182)

One in six adults has a common mental disorder at any one time. This estimate is based on the 2007 Survey of Psychiatric Morbidity Among Adults living in private households in England.