FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT DEPRESSION

According to the American Psychiatric Association, 90% of the diagnosed cases of depression are treatable.

Estimates put the percentage of depressed people who will not seek treatment due to shame, misinformation, or fatigue at 67%.

Some estimates place the cost of lost productivity, missed work, and medical costs because of depression at 43 billion dollars a year.

The onset of depression begins at 32 years of age on average.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 19 million in the US suffer depression symptoms each year.

Approximately 15% of mothers experience depression after child birth.

Chronic depression cases end in suicide an estimated 15% of the time.

15 % of American’s population will suffer from depression at some point in their lifetime.

$12 billion were spent in America on antidepressants in the year 2004.

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