The table below shows the changes in the number of mentally disabled outpatients by disease in Japan. Year by year, the number of outpatients is increasing. It is said, it is becoming that people do not hesitate to consult psychiatrists, and the number of dementia (including Alzheimer) patients is increasing because the society is aging.
Table : Number of mental disabled outpatients by disease in Japan (x 1000)
|Other mental disorders||90.7||110.8||150.2|
|Depression, including bipolar depression||684.6||896.2||1012.3|
|Disorder caused by drug or alcohol||38.4||42.6||52.4|
Source is Cabinet Office, Government Of Japan. 障害者白書 平成23年版