Sadness, grief, and sorrow are normal human emotions that we everyone experiences at some point in their life. Usually it takes a few days to work through the feelings before we feel better. Depression (also known as major depressive disorder) is something different and it affects people from all walks of life.
It’s important to remember that depressive disorders can be diagnosed, and don’t typically resolve themselves. It can cause symptoms of overwhelming sadness, loss of appetite, low energy, and a loss of interest in things that you previously enjoyed. If left untreated, depressive disorders can cause health complications that could put your life at risk. Medication and counseling are the two most common forms of treatment for depression.
Just The Facts
How much do you know about depression? Here are the statistics surrounding this extremely common issue.
How many people in the world suffer from depression?
264 million people across the world suffer from depression. This includes people of all ages.
How many American adults will have at least one major depressive episode each year?
Approximately 16.2 million
Clinical depression can be treated. Of all the depression sufferers worldwide, what percent actually receives treatment?
Less than 50%.
Who is more likely to suffer a depressive episode: men or women?
Women are twice more likely to experience a depressive episode.
According to Mental Health America, what is the percentage of suicide cases where depression or bipolar disorder has been a factor?
30 – 70%. Untreated depression can put your life at risk.
The top six most common types of depression in America?
- Major Depressive Disorder
- Persistent Depressive Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Seasonal Depression
- Postpartum Depression
- Psychotic Depression
What percentage of the U.S. population is affected by bipolar disorder?
2.8%. 83% of these bipolar cases are considered severe. It affects men and women equally. Bipolar disorder presents as a manic, energized mood that comes before or after episodes of depression, which is why it’s also known as manic-depressive disorder.
How many women in the U.S. are likely to experience a postpartum depressive episode after giving birth?
1 in 5 mothers and 10% of new fathers. Most new moms go through ‘baby blues’ as a result of hormone changes, lack of sleep and the added pressure of having to look after a baby. These usually pass within a week or two. Mood swings, fatigue and sadness that persist longer or get worse are signs of postpartum depression.
How many people worldwide will experience a psychotic depressive episode before the age of 75?
1 in 13.
Depression is most common in which age group?
18 – 25-year-olds have the highest rate of depression.
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Get Help With Depressive Disorders In Pompano Beach
The global occurrence of mental health conditions linked to depression is on the rise. However, the good news is that symptoms of depression can be alleviated and overcome with the right help. Fifth Street Counseling Center has a comprehensively trained team with many years of combined experience to help you conquer depression and we have programs for everyone.
And, in light of the recent circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we will be offering all of our mental health counseling services online via the tele-health platform, Zoom. This will allow us to continue to help our patients in the comfort and safety of their own homes.
Contact us with any questions you have regarding our counseling services and treatment programs at 954-797-5222. We’re here to help you feel better.