Major depressive episode in the past year among U.S. youth 2017, by age

Percentage of U.S. youth aged 12 to 17 years with a major depressive episode in the past year as of 2017, by age

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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

Major Depressive Episode (MDE) is defined as in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), which specifies a period of at least 2 weeks when a person experienced a depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities and had a majority of specified depression symptoms. Respondents with unknown past year MDE data were excluded.

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