Depression Statistics

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Depression Demographic Breakdown
Percent
Total Percentage who suffer from depression 5.4%
Age 12-17 4.3%
Age 18-39 4.7%
Age 40-49 7.3%
60 and older 4%
Female 6.7%
Male 4%
Mexican American 6.3%
Black 6%
White 4.8%
Below Poverty Level 13.1%
At or Above Poverty Level 4.4%
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Number of Americans affected by depressive disorders 18.8 Million
Percent of pre-schoolers that are clinically depressed 4%
Rate of increase of depression among children 23%
Percent of population of developed countries that suffer severe depression 15%
Percent of women who are depressed 30%
Percent of people who believe depression is a personal weakness 54%
Percent of depressed women who are too embarrassed to seek help 41%
Percent of depressed people who are not currently having treatment 80%
Percent of depressed African-American males that do not seek treatment 92%
Percent of depressed people that will commit suicide 15%
Amount depression costs employers in lost productivity $51 Billion
Antidepressants work for only 30% of the depressed population 30%
Relapse rate of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 80%
Percent of women who experience postpartum depression after giving birth 10%
Country
Depression
Anxiety Disorders
U.S. 9.6% 18.2%
Ukraine 9.1% N/A
France 8.5% 12%
Netherlands 6.9% 8.8%
Colombia 6.8% 10%
Lebanon 6.6% 11.2%
Belgium 6.2% 6.9%
Spain 4.9% 5.9%
Mexico 4.8% 6.8%
Italy 3.8% N/A
Germany 3.6% 6.2%
Japan 3.1% 5.3%
Beijing 2.5% N/A
Shanghai 1.7% N/A
Nigeria 0.8% 3.3%
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: US Census Bureau, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 6, 2016

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