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On a global scale, the magnitude of undiagnosed and unaddressed mental health problems continues to be high.According to a World Bank study, mental health problems are a major cause of lost years of quality life. In spite of that, allocations to treat mental health problems in national health budgets are disproportionately small in relation to other diseases and the serious health consequences they pose.Out of the 191 surveyed, almost 25 percent do not have a national policy or legislation on mental health issues.In spite of this, on a global scale, approximately 70 percent of people have access to less than one psychiatrist per 100,000 people, 55 percent of people have access to less than one neurologist per million people, and 44 percent of people have access to less than one psychiatric nurse per 100,000 people.
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