Depressive disorders are appearing earlier in life. Recent statistics show the onset of depression begins as early as 14.5 years of age. Women account for 2x the number of diagnosed cases of depression than men. In the USA, women between the ages of 25-44 are most often affected by depression. An estimated 12.4 million American women (or 12%) suffer from depression. An estimated 6.4 million (or 6.6%) of American men suffer from depression. 1 in 10 women show some sort of depression after having a baby. 60% – 80% of depression can be treated effectively with medication and psychotherapy. 80% of Americans who are diagnosed with depression do not receive adequate treatment. $22,960: the average medical costs of Americans diagnosed with depression, versus $11,365: the average medical costs of healthy Americans. Depression was reported higher in African Americans and Hispanics at 4%. States with higher depression rates have these common factors: Obesity Heart disease Stroke Sleep disorders Lack of education Lack of medical insurance
According to a 2012 student survey conducted by the American College Health Association: National College Health Assessment
- 46.5% of students felt hopeless.
- 86.8% felt overwhelmed with expectations/duties.
- 86.1% felt exhausted.
- 57.3% felt very lonely.
- 61.0% felt very sad.
- 31.3% felt so depressed that they found it difficult to function.
- 7.1% contemplated suicide.
- 1.2% attempted suicide.
- 5.5% intentionally caused physical harm to themselves.
Common Depressive Conditions
1.) Atypical Depression Atypical depression is actually the most common subtype of depression and most often occurs as lulls of depressive characteristics. 40% of the depressed population is classified as having atypical depression. Women account for 70% of those diagnosed with atypical depression.
2.) Childhood Depression Up to 2.5 % of children in the United States suffer from depression. Children as young as 3 may exhibit clear signs of depression: inability to experience pleasure sadness irritability. Suicide is the leading cause of death of 10-24 year olds. Suicide is also the third leading cause of death amongst 15-24 year olds.
3.) Teenage Depression Up to 8.3% of teenagers in the United States suffer from depression. About 20% of teens will experience teen depression before they reach adulthood. Between 10-15% of teenagers show symptoms of teen depression at any given time.
4.) Clinical Depression (Major Depressive Disorder) Major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. Each year, 9.9 million Americans suffer from major depressive disorder (5%). The median age for major depressive disorder is age 32.5. 3%-5% of people suffer from major depression at any given time.
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