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Mental Health Statistics: Test your knowledge

Looking beyond the well-known 1 in 4 statistic, a challenging interactive quiz to test your knowledge on mental health facts and figures.

Last updated: February 2013

1) The latest leading causes of death statistics for England and Wales (2010 at the time of the writing) show that suicide is in the top three of the leading causes of death for the 15-44 age range. Is it the leading, the 2nd leading, or the 3rd leading cause of death?

2) Which of the following is reported to be the most common mental health disorder in Britain?

3) In 2009/10 in England and Wales, there were 104,340 hospital admissions for intentional self-harm; a 3,130 (3.1 per cent) rise on 2008/09 and a 9,960 (10.6 per cent) rise on 2006/07 (NHS Information Centre, 2012)? What is the percentage of general hospitals that have a psychiatric liaison service?

4) How many subtypes of major depressive disorder are there as recognised by the American Psychiatric Association's revised fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders?

5) Mental health accounts for approximately what percentage of the total spend in health research?

6) Which University in the UK is the only University that has a research unit dedicated to involving service users in mental health research?

d) Aberystwyth

7) Which of the following is not a type of talking therapy?

d) Psychodynamic Therapy

8) Out of the following, which psychological disorder has the highest death rate?

d) Schizophrenia

9) What percentage of all costs relating to mental health care does dementia account for?

10) In which of the following famous psychological experiments, occurring in 1973 and creating a great deal of controversy, involved the challenging of the validity of psychiatry diagnoses and was published in the journal, Science under the title "On being sane in insane places"?