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Incidence of mental illness rising nationwide

By Wang Xiaodong | China Daily | Updated: 2017-11-29 08:28

Growing number of people are being diagnosed with conditions such as schizophrenia, as Wang Xiaodong reports.

In recent years, the number of people in China with serious mental health issues has been rising rapidly, according to statistics provided by the National Health and Family Planning Commission.

By the end of last year, 5.4 million people had been registered as having a serious mental illness, and 75 percent of them were diagnosed as schizophrenic, a rise of 300,000 compared with 2015.

Incidence of mental illness rising nationwide

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