TED TALK: Mental Disorders as Brain Disorders



38,000 suicides in U.S. per year

 3rd most common cause of death in 15-25 yrs. of age

2X as common as homocide

90% of suicides are related to MENTAL ILLNESS

often, early in life…

1 in 5 people suffer from such a disorder in the course of their lifetime

50% onset by 14

75% by age 24

A picture that is very different from… most of the major illnesses…

These are indeed the chronic disorders of young people.

I think we’re about to be in a very different world… truly transformative… the most important transformation is a CONCEPTUAL one…

What we need… is to rethink these disorders as BRAIN DISORDERS.

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