17 JUNE 2020

Mental and behavioural disorders statistics 2019

Mental and behavioural disorders statistics for 2019 has been published in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database.

Statistical data collected from Estonian psychiatric service providers shows that in 2019 nearly 104,700 people turned to psychiatrist outpatient appointment, 1,000 more than in 2018. Mental and behavioural disorder was diagnosed for 94,600 of them, i.e on average every 14th person in Estonia. Compared to 2018, mental and behavioural disorders were diagnosed 2% more, mainly due to an increase in the number of women admitted to a psychiatrist with a mental health problem.

The most frequent diagnoses were anxiety and stress-related disorders, occurring in 27% of men and 41% of women new cases. Mood disorders were the second more common disorder for women, occurring two times frequently than for men. The second most common diagnosis for men was mental and behavioural disorders due to psychoactive substance use, mostly by the abuse of alcohol which were reported nearly four times more than for women.