Depression is a common mental disorder. Globally, more than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression.
Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease.
More women are affected by depression than men.
One in six people aged 10-19 years is suffering from depression
Mental health conditions account for 16 per cent of the global burden of disease and injury in people aged 10-19 years
Half of all mental health conditions start by the age of 14 years and most cases are undetected and untreated
Globally, depression is one of the leading causes of illness and disability among adolescents
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15-19-year-olds.
The consequences of not addressing adolescent mental health conditions extend to adulthood, impairing both physical and mental health and limiting opportunities to lead fulfilling lives as adults
Mental health promotion and prevention are key to helping adolescents thrive
Prevalence of Major Depressive Episode Among Adults(USA)
An estimated 17.3 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode. This number represented 7.1% of all U.S. adults.
The prevalence of major depressive episode was higher among adult females (8.7%) compared to males (5.3%).
The prevalence of adults with a major depressive episode was highest among individuals aged 18-25 (13.1%).
The prevalence of major depressive episode was highest among adults reporting two or races (11.3%).
Prevalence of Major Depressive Episode Among Adolescents(USA)
An estimated 3.2 million adolescents aged 12 to 17 in the United States had at least one major depressive episode. This number represented 13.3% of the U.S. population aged 12 to 17.
The prevalence of major depressive episode was higher among adolescent females (20.0%) compared to males (6.8%).
The prevalence of major depressive episode was highest among adolescents reporting two or more races (16.9%).
DEPRESSION STATS TEENS(USA)
Here are some teenage depression statistics that you may or may not have known:
In the U.S., 12.5% of teens aged 12-17 experience symptoms of depression
About 5% of 12 year olds report experiencing a major depressive episode, while 15-16% of 15-17 year olds experience depression
Nearly 20% of depressed teens are girls, and 6% are boys
Every year, nearly 5,000 teens commit suicide
24% of teens consume alcohol every month. It is not clear if this is due to feeling depressed, or if consuming alcohol raises the chances the teen will experience depression
Below are the 10 most depressing states, according to a survey conducted by the CDC in 2010:
Michigan and Delaware: 10.2%
West Virginia: 14.3%
Demographics of People With Depression
Depression can begin at any age and it can affect people of all races and across all socioeconomic statuses. Here are some of the statistics on the demographics of people with depression:
The median age of depression onset is 32.5 years old.
The prevalence of adults with a major depressive episode is highest among individuals between 18 and 25.
10.5 percent of adults who report two or more races have experienced a major depressive episode in the past year
8.5 percent of women have depression
4.8 percent of men have depression
Over 5 crore people suffer from depression in India
42.5% of corporate employees in India suffer from depression.
3 of every 100 residents in urban areas are estimated to suffer from depression.
The rate of anxiety & depression among corporate employees has increased from 45-50% between 2008 and 2015.
36% of Indians are likely to suffer from major depression at some point of their lives.
Nearly 38.5% of corporate employees sleep less than 6 hours a day, causing problems like depression, hypertension etc.
In India, on Average, 21 people commit suicide per 100000.
Nearly half of them aren’t treated.
EUPOPE COUNTRY WISE RANKING
Country Total percentage of the population
Treatment for Depression STATS
Here are the latest statistics:
Only 1 in 5 people receive treatment consistent with current practice guidelines.
6 percent of people with depression are treated with medication only.
37 percent of adults with depression receive no treatment at all.
Economic Impact of Depression
Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide.
The total economic burden of depression is estimated to be $210.5 billion per year.
48 to 50 percent of the economic costs are attributed to absences from work as well as decreased productivity caused by depression
45 to 47 percent of the costs are due to medical expenses, such as outpatient and inpatient treatment or the costs of medication.
2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).