Types of Depression
Depression is the leading cause of disability in the US among people ages 15 - 44
Rates of depression were higher among young adults between the ages of 18 and 25
Two thirds of people with depression do not actively seek nor receive proper treatment
80% of those treated for depression show an improvement in symptoms within 4 – 6 weeks of starting treatment
Nearly 21% of adults in the United States will go on to develop Major Depressive Disorder at some point in their lives
Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide
13.3 of all US teens ages 12 to 17 had at least one major depressive episode
About 60% of adolescents with a major depressive episode did not get treatment
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