Brain disorders — neurological and mental alike — represent a major threat to the life of European citizens and pose one of the greatest challenges to health systems and society.
Around 179 million Europeans currently live with a brain condition and it is estimated that 1 in 3 people will live with a neurological and/or psychiatric disorder at some point in their lives¹. Alarmingly, these statistics are now considered conservative and ongoing studies indicate much higher numbers.
¹The economic cost of brain disorders in Europe. Eur J Neurol. 2012; 19(1):155-62 (ISSN: 1468-1331). DOI: