The number of people with mental and behavioural disorders consulted and cured by psychiatrists in 2018 has been published in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database.
In 2018, there were 2% more outpatient visits to psychiatrist among adults and 4% less outpatient visits to psychiatrist among children (up to 14 years old) than year before.
Statistical data collected from psychiatric service providers shows that in 2018 nearly 103,600 people turned to psychiatrist outpatient appointment, i.e on average every 13th person in Estonia. Over 90% of them were 15 or older.
The most frequent diagnoses were neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders and mood disorders in 2018, occurring respectively in 25% and 22% of cases. These disorders are more common for women, occurring two times frequently than for men. The most common diagnosis for men was mental and behavioural disorders due to psychoactive substance use, which were reported nearly four times more than for women. Of the mental and behavioural disorders due to psychoactive substance use, 74% were caused by the use of alcohol and 13% by the use of opioids.