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How common are emotional health problems?

Almost everyone has experienced some kind of physical or mental distress related to periods of poor emotional health. 26.2 percent of adults in the U.S. suffer from mental disorder every year. Many mental health conditions exhibit or have corresponding emotional problems. About 20.9 million adults suffer from mood disorders, 14.8 million adults suffer from major depression, and 6.8 percent of adults have a social phobia. Many of these conditions can be treated with therapy alone.

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