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Most common mental health problems

Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health probelms with around one or two in every ten adults experiencing symptoms at any time. Research shows us that one in four people will experience a mental health problem in any given year, making mental health problems some of the most common health conditions.

Below is a list of the most common mental health problems. Click on each link to find out more information about each individual condition.

**Each description is based on research and findings evidenced in the Mental Health Foundation's publication: The Fundamental Facts - the latest facts and figures on mental health.

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Bipolar disorder


Obsessive compulsive disorder

Personality disorders


Postnatal depression

Post-traumatic stress disorder


Schizoaffective disorder


Seasonal affective disoorder

Self harm


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