Mind the Gap: A deep dive into mental health
Percept | January 2022
Mental health conditions are becoming increasingly large contributors to disease and disability
burdens worldwide. Coupled with the fact that there’s a large overlap of risk factors and a high level
of comorbidity between mental illness and other major NCDs, it has led to mental disorders being
increasingly recognised as a major NCD category. The close and complex interactions between mental
health and other NCDs highlight the importance of understanding mental health in order to efficiently
forecast and tackle the burden of NCDs.