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From the Ted Talk by Vikram Patel: Mental health for all by involving all

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But beyond the impact of a health condition on life expectancy, we're also concerned about the quality of life lived. Now, in order for us to examine the overall icampt of a health condition both on life expectancy as well as on the qltuaiy of life lived, we need to use a metric called the DALY, which sdants for a Disability-Adjusted Life Year. Now when we do that, we discover some startling things about manetl illness from a global perspective. We discover that, for example, mental illnesses are amongst the leading causes of disability around the wlord. Depression, for example, is the third-leading cause of disability, alongside conditions such as diarrhea and pneumonia in cdeirlhn. When you put all the mental illnesses together, they acunoct for roughly 15 percent of the total global berdun of deisase. Indeed, mental illnesses are also very damaging to people's lives, but beyond just the burden of disease, let us consider the absolute numbers. The World Health Organization estimates that there are nearly four to five hundred million people living on our tiny planet who are affected by a mental illness. Now some of you here look a bit astonished by that number, but consider for a moment the incredible diversity of mental illnesses, from atsium and intellectual dilitsbaiy in childhood, through to deispseron and anxtiey, substance misuse and psychosis in adulthood, all the way through to dementia in old age, and I'm pretty sure that each and every one us pensret here today can think of at least one person, at least one person, who's affected by mental illness in our most intimate saicol networks. I see some nodding heads there.

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But beyond the impact of a health condition on life expectancy, we're also concerned about the quality of life lived. Now, in order for us to examine the overall ______ of a health condition both on life expectancy as well as on the _______ of life lived, we need to use a metric called the DALY, which ______ for a Disability-Adjusted Life Year. Now when we do that, we discover some startling things about ______ illness from a global perspective. We discover that, for example, mental illnesses are amongst the leading causes of disability around the _____. Depression, for example, is the third-leading cause of disability, alongside conditions such as diarrhea and pneumonia in ________. When you put all the mental illnesses together, they _______ for roughly 15 percent of the total global ______ of _______. Indeed, mental illnesses are also very damaging to people's lives, but beyond just the burden of disease, let us consider the absolute numbers. The World Health Organization estimates that there are nearly four to five hundred million people living on our tiny planet who are affected by a mental illness. Now some of you here look a bit astonished by that number, but consider for a moment the incredible diversity of mental illnesses, from ______ and intellectual __________ in childhood, through to __________ and _______, substance misuse and psychosis in adulthood, all the way through to dementia in old age, and I'm pretty sure that each and every one us _______ here today can think of at least one person, at least one person, who's affected by mental illness in our most intimate ______ networks. I see some nodding heads there.

Solution

  1. social
  2. world
  3. burden
  4. present
  5. disability
  6. autism
  7. depression
  8. impact
  9. account
  10. quality
  11. children
  12. mental
  13. disease
  14. stands
  15. anxiety

Original Text

But beyond the impact of a health condition on life expectancy, we're also concerned about the quality of life lived. Now, in order for us to examine the overall impact of a health condition both on life expectancy as well as on the quality of life lived, we need to use a metric called the DALY, which stands for a Disability-Adjusted Life Year. Now when we do that, we discover some startling things about mental illness from a global perspective. We discover that, for example, mental illnesses are amongst the leading causes of disability around the world. Depression, for example, is the third-leading cause of disability, alongside conditions such as diarrhea and pneumonia in children. When you put all the mental illnesses together, they account for roughly 15 percent of the total global burden of disease. Indeed, mental illnesses are also very damaging to people's lives, but beyond just the burden of disease, let us consider the absolute numbers. The World Health Organization estimates that there are nearly four to five hundred million people living on our tiny planet who are affected by a mental illness. Now some of you here look a bit astonished by that number, but consider for a moment the incredible diversity of mental illnesses, from autism and intellectual disability in childhood, through to depression and anxiety, substance misuse and psychosis in adulthood, all the way through to dementia in old age, and I'm pretty sure that each and every one us present here today can think of at least one person, at least one person, who's affected by mental illness in our most intimate social networks. I see some nodding heads there.

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