Type of treatment received by U.S. youths with a major depressive episode in the past year in 2017, by gender

Treatment received by U.S. youths with major depressive episode by gender 2017 This statistic represents the type of treatment received by US youths with a major depressive episode in the past year as of 2017, by gender. As of that year, some 3.2 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 only14.3%21.4%
Used prescription medication only3.2%2.1%
Saw or talked to health professional and used prescription mediction12.2%19.9%
MaleFemale
Saw or talked to health professional only14.3%21.4%
Used prescription medication only3.2%2.1%
Saw or talked to health professional and used prescription mediction12.2%19.9%
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This statistic represents the type of treatment received by US youths with a major depressive episode in the past year as of 2017, by gender. As of that year, some 3.2 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 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2017
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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