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Feeling sad or blue is something every person has experienced. In most cases, the sadness goes away on its own. Depression, however, is more than a simple case of feeling down or having a bad day. Depression is characterized by persistent sadness and a loss of interest in activities that you normally enjoy, accompanied by an inability to carry out daily activities. The good news is depression is HIGHLY treatable and with the help of a trained professional it is possible to improve your overall quality of life.
Facts and Statistics
In 2016, about 16.2 million adults — 6.7% of adults— in the U.S. had a least one episode of major depression.
In 2016, an estimated 3.1 million adolescents — 12.8% of the population — aged 12 to 17 in the United States had at least one depressive episode.
More women experience depression than men. In women, depression appears as feelings of sadness, guilt, and worthlessness.
Adolescents and teens tend to manifest symptoms as irritability, behavioral issues (particularly at school) and symptoms often appear with body dysmorphia, eating disorders and substance abuse.
Depression is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. for ages 15 to 44.3.
Anxiety disorders are the most common types of mental illness in the United States. Anxiety disorders cause an individual to experience intense anxiety, fear, and worry, out of proportion to his or her situation. The feelings persist and are difficult to manage or to stop.
Facts and Statistics
Every year, approximately 40 million adults —18.1% of the population—struggle with an anxiety disorder.
Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment
About 23% of women are affected by anxiety disorders, while just 14% of men are affected.
Anxiety disorders affect 25.1% of children between 13 and 18 years old. Research shows that untreated children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences and engage in substance abuse.
*Facts and statistics provided by the National Institute of Mental Health