Prevalence of disorders

IB Psychology: Prevalence of disorders

Prevalence rates are not simply statistical accounts of how many people suffer from a specific disorder. They also provide us with information about the nature of disorders. For example, we sometimes see that there is a difference in the prevalence rates of a disorder in men and women. We also see that different cultures have different levels of a disorder. For example, McGrath et al (2003) found that the prevalence...


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