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Prevalence Statistics for Types of Depression

Prevalence Statistics for Types of Depression

The information below shows a list of types of Depression, with information as to the prevalence of each of these types. Estimates of the people affected are calculated based on the available statistic.

Disease Prevalence Estimate US people estimate Statistic Used for Calculation
Depression (overall) approx 1 in 18 or 5.30% or 14.4 million people in USA 14,416,000 estimated 5.3% adults (USSG); 17 million people; approximately 4% of adolescents get seriously depressed (NIMH); annually 12% of women ; 7% of men; lifetime risk of an episode for women 20%. 3-4 million men USA.
postpartum depression N/A N/A No information
dysthymia approx 1 in 24 or 4.01% or 10.9 million people in USA 10,899,999 about 10.9 million American adults (NIMH); estimated 1.6% adults (USSG)
Seasonal Affective Disorder N/A N/A No information
panic disorder approx 1 in 113 or 0.88% or 2.4 million people in USA 4,624,000 approximately 2.4 million Americans (NIMH)
obsessive-compulsive disorder approx 1 in 82 or 1.21% or 3.3 million people in USA 6,255,999 3.3 million adult Americans (NIMH); 2.3% adults (NIMH); 1 in 50 people (NWHIC); 2.4% adults (USSG)
post-traumatic stress disorder approx 1 in 52 or 1.91% or 5.2 million people in USA 9,791,999 5.2 million adult Americans (NIMH); 3.6% adults (NIMH); about 30% of war veterans.
social phobia approx 1 in 51 or 1.95% or 5.3 million people in USA 10,064,000 5.3 million adult Americans (NIMH); 3.7% adults (NIMH); 2.0% adults (USSG)
phobias approx 1 in 23 or 4.23% or 11.5 million people in USA 11,499,999 11.5 million adults (NIMH); 8.0% adults (NIMH)
specific phobias approx 1 in 43 or 2.32% or 6.3 million people in USA 6,299,999 estimated 6.3 million adult Americans (NIMH); estimated 8.3% adults (USSG)
generalized anxiety disorder approx 1 in 68 or 1.47% or 4 million people in USA 7,615,999 4 million adult Americans (NIMH); 2.8% adults (NIMH); estimated 3.4% adults (USSG)
Separation anxiety disorder N/A N/A No information
Acute stress disorder N/A N/A No information
Anxiety disorder due to medical condition N/A N/A No information
Substance-induced anxiety disorder N/A N/A No information
Anxiety disorder NOS N/A N/A No information
Mild depression N/A N/A No information
Severe depression N/A N/A No information

Prevalence Statistics for Depression

Prevalance of Depression:

estimated 5.3% adults (USSG); 17 million people; approximately 4% of adolescents get seriously depressed (NIMH); annually 12% of women ; 7% of men; lifetime risk of an episode for women 20%. 3-4 million men USA.


Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 18 or 5.30% or 14.4 million people in USA [about data]

Prevelance statistics about Depression:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Depression:

  • 6.5% of women have a major depressive disorder in the US (National Institute of Mental Health, NIH)
  • 3.3% of men have a major depressive disorder in the US (National Institute of Mental Health, NIH)
  • 6.7 million women have a major depressive disorder in the US 1998 (National Institute of Mental Health, NIH)
  • 3.2 million men have a major depressive disorder in the US 1998 (National Institute of Mental Health, NIH)
  • 4-5% of population have major depression in Canada (National Population Health Survey, Health Canada)
  • 317,000 men self-reported having anxiety-related problems in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 4.5% of population self-reported having anxiety-related problems in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 5.6% of female population self-reported having anxiety-related problems in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 536,000 women self-reported having anxiety-related problems in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 853,000 people self-reported having anxiety-related problems in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Estimated 19 million adults suffer from anxiety disorders in the US (Anxiety Disorders Association of America)

Health News Related to Prevalence of Depression

Medical news summaries about prevalence of Depression:

The following medical news items are relevant to the prevalence of Depression:

Types of Depression

For more information about types of Depression, refer to our section on types of Depression.

About prevalence:

The medical term 'prevalence' of Depression usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Depression at any given time, whereas the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Depression is called the 'incidence'. For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

 

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