Type of treatment received by U.S. youths with a major depressive episode in the past year in 2016, by gender

Treatment received by U.S. youths with major depressive episode by gender 2016 This survey represents the type of treatment received by US youths with a major depressive episode in the past year as of 2016, by gender. As of that year, some 1.6 percent of male respondents and 2.1 percent of female respondents with a major depressive episode in the past year stated that they had used prescription medication only.
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MaleFemale
Saw or talked to health professional only13.8%20.5%
Used prescription medication only1.6%2.1%
Saw or talked to health professional and used prescription mediction17.5%19.3%
MaleFemale
Saw or talked to health professional only13.8%20.5%
Used prescription medication only1.6%2.1%
Saw or talked to health professional and used prescription mediction17.5%19.3%
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This survey represents the type of treatment received by US youths with a major depressive episode in the past year as of 2016, by gender. As of that year, some 1.6 percent of male respondents and 2.1 percent of female respondents with a major depressive episode in the past year stated that they had used prescription medication only.
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Release date
September 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016
Number of respondents
base: around 70,000
Age group
12-17 years
Method of interview
Questionnaire
Supplementary notes
Health Professionals include general practitioner or family doctor; other medical doctor (e.g., cardiologist, gynecologist, urologist); psychologist; psychiatrist or psychotherapist; social worker; counselor; other mental health professional (e.g., mental health nurse or other therapist where type is not specified); and nurse, occupational therapist, or other health professional.

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