Share of U.S. patients taking antidepressants in 2019, by age group and gender

Based on pharmacy claims in 2019, more than twice the amount of females than males were taking antidepressants. This statistic shows the percentage of individuals (excluding those on government-sponsored benefits) who filled a prescription for antidepressants in the U.S. in 2019, by age group and gender.

Percentage of patients in the United States taking antidepressants in 2019, by age group and gender*

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Release date

April 2020


United States

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Supplementary notes

* Data is based on de-identified pharmacy claims of more than 3.4 million individuals who filled at least one prescription for management of depression, anxiety or insomnia in 2019. Beneficiaries of a government-sponsored benefit, such as Medicare, Medicaid or public health insurance exchange, were excluded.

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