Common mental disorder: experience and treatment in England 2014, by gender

This statistic displays the experience and treatment of common mental illness in the last 12 months in England in 2014, by gender. In the past year 20 percent of men and 22 percent of women took medication for a diagnosed common mental disorder.

Experience and treatment of common mental disorders in past year in England in 2014, by gender*

Experience condition**50%50%
Took medication only20%22%
Had therapy or other treatment only7%7%
Both medication and therapy/other treatment14%15%
No medication/treatment59%56%
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Release date

December 2015


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period


Method of interview

Omnibus survey

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases where n (men)=456 and n (women)=866.

The source provides the following information:
* "Common mental disorders include phobia, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress, generalised anxiety disorder, depression (including post-natal depression) and obsessive compulsive disorder.
** Experience of a condition may be reported independently from whether or not any medication or treatment was received. Therefore the category 'experience condition' may or may not overlap with the next four mutually exclusive categories relating to medication or treatment.

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