Stats on Depression

Depression Statistics

  • Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from depression!
  • 3.8% of people ages 12-19 use antidepressants!
  • 19.1% of people age 60+ use antidepressants!
  • 25% of people who start antidepressants continue use for more than 10 years!
  • Antidepressant usage increases with age!
  • Antidepressant usage has increased every year among all age groups over the last 15 years!

(statistics obtained from the CDC)

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