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Psychology: Statistics

Need help in finding information resources about psychology? This guide will walk you through the research process.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Mental Health Work Group: Data and Statistics.
Information on access to mental health and mental illness (MH/MI) surveillance data sources is provided on various MH/MI topics. Data sources include the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), and the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). Relevant statistics are also presented.

Childstats.gov
The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (Forum) is a collection of 22 Federal government agencies involved in research and activities related to children and families. The mission of the Forum is to foster coordination and collaboration and to enhance and improve consistency in the collection and reporting of Federal data on children and families. The Forum also aims to improve the reporting and dissemination of information on the status of children and families.

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) FastStats: Mental Health
The FastStats site provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages.

National Institutes for Mental Health: Statistics
The information on this website gives the best statistics currently available on the prevalence, treatment, and costs of mental disorders for the population of the United States, in addition to information about possible consequences of mental illnesses, such as suicide and disability.

SAMHSA’s National Mental Health Information Center (NMHIC)
SAMHSA has prioritized data, outcomes and quality - realizing an integrated data strategy and a national framework for quality improvement in behavioral health care will inform policy, measure program impact, and lead to improved quality of services and outcomes of individuals, families, and communities. Data helps SAMHSA and the nation assess the impact of the changes to US health care systems and identify and address behavioral health disparities.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA)
SAMHDA provides public-use data files, file documentation, and access to restricted-use data files to support a better understanding of this critical area of public health.

World Health Organization (WHO): Mental Health Atlas
The WHO Mental Health Atlas presents data from 184 WHO Member States, covering 98% of the world’s population. Facts and figures presented in Atlas indicate that resources for mental health remain inadequate. It provides the latest estimate of global mental health resources available to prevent and treat mental disorders and help protect the human rights of people living with these conditions.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-5