Neurological, mental health and substance use disorders currently account for over 20% of the burden of disease in Australia

In the future these brain disorders will have a greater cost to the Australian economy than heart disease, cancer, and respiratory disease combined. Mindgardens Neuroscience Network commissioned a white paper titled “A Review of the burden of disease for neurological, mental health and substance disorders in Australia”. The burden of disease cost in 2017 was in excess of $74 billion.

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Dementia

The number
of people
with dementia

900,000

is now tripling

Australians
will be affected
by 2050

Suicide

Suicide is our

#1 cause
of death

in Australians
aged 15-44

Addiction

An estimated

12.7%

0f 16-24 year olds
have a
substance
use disorder
in Australia

Burden

The cost of

$74 billion

Neurological, Mental
Health

burden of disease of

in Australia

disorders in 2017 was

and

Substance

Use

Mental-illness

Of Australians
aged 16-85

1 in 5

will have
experienced a
mental illness
last year