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Prevalence and Incidence of Depressive disorders

Prevalance of Depressive disorders:

9.5 percent of adult Americans (NIMH) ... see also overview of Depressive disorders.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 10 or 9.50% or 25.8 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "9.5 percent of adult Americans (NIMH)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of types of Depressive disorders:

For details see prevalence of types of Depressive disorders analysis; summary of available prevalence data:

  • 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.
  • dysthymia: about 10.9 million American adults (NIMH); estimated 1.6% adults (USSG)
  • bipolar disorder: 1.2 percent of the population; 2.3 million adult Americans (NIMH)
  • more types of Depressive disorders...»

Incidence (annual) of Depressive disorders:

estimated 18.8 million American adults annually (NIMH) ... see also overview of Depressive disorders.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 14 or 6.91% or 18.8 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "estimated 18.8 million American adults annually (NIMH)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Depressive disorders:

18,799,999 per year, 1,566,666 per month, 361,538 per week, 51,506 per day, 2,146 per hour, 35 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "estimated 18.8 million American adults annually (NIMH)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of Depressive disorders:

In any given 1-year period, 9.5 percent of the population, or about 18.8 million American adults, suffer from a depressive illness.5 The economic cost for this disorder is high, but the cost in human suffering cannot be estimated. Depressive illnesses often interfere with normal functioning and cause pain and suffering not only to those who have a disorder, but also to those who care about them. Serious depression can destroy family life as well as the life of the ill person. But much of this suffering is unnecessary. (Source: excerpt from Depression: NIMH)

Prevelance of Depressive disorders discussion:

An estimated 6 percent of Americans ages 65 and older in a given year, or approximately 2 million of the 34 million adults in this age group in 1998, have a diagnosable depressive illness (major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, or dysthymic disorder). (Source: excerpt from Older Adults Depression and Suicide Facts: NIMH)

Prevelance statistics for Depressive disorders:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Depressive disorders:

  • 18.8 million adults in America affected by depressive disorders (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
  • 9.5% of population over 18 in America affected by depressive disorders (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
  • 18.8 million adults over 18 with depressive disorders in the US (National Institute of Mental Health, NIH)
  • 9.5% of adults over 18 with depressive disorders in the US (National Institute of Mental Health, NIH)
  • more statistics...»

Incidence statistics for Depressive disorders:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Depressive disorders:

  • 12% of men affected by depressive disorders each year in America (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
  • 7% of women affected by depressive disorders each year in America (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
  • 12.4 million women affected by depressive disorders each year in America (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
  • 6.4 million men affected by depressive disorders each year in America (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
  • more statistics...»

More Statistics about Depressive disorders:

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    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Depressive disorders usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Depressive disorders at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Depressive disorders refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Depressive disorders diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

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