Depression in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on depression in the U.S.

This dossier provides some of the most important facts and figures concerning depression in the United States. Included in the document are figures on the prevalence of depression in the U.S. among adults and youth, types of treatment and suicide.

Table of contents

  • 1. Adult prevalence
    • Percentage of the U.S. population that had depression from 1990 to 2017

    • Major depressive episode in the past year among U.S. adults by age and gender 2018

    • Share of adults with depression in the U.S. from 2007 to 2016, by gender

    • Share of adults with depression in the U.S. from 2013 to 2016, by age

    • Share of adults with depression in the U.S. 2013-2016, by ethnicity and gender

    • Share of adults with depression in the U.S. 2013-2016, by income and gender

    • Depression among those who served/not in U.S. military 2015-2016, by gender

    • Major depressive episode in the past year among U.S. women 2018, by age

    • Major depressive episode in the past year among U.S. men 2018, by age

  • 2. Youth
    • Depression diagnosis rates among U.S. adolescents and millennials in 2016, by state

    • U.S. high school students suffering from depression 2017, by gender and ethnicity

    • Major depressive episode in the past year among U.S. youths by gender 2004-2018

    • Feelings of hopelessness among U.S. college students as of fall 2018

    • U.S. college students that had been diagnosed with depression as of fall 2018

    • U.S. college students feeling too depressed to function as of fall 2018

    • Primary mental health issues among college students 2017-2018

    • Substance use among youths in the U.S. by major depressive episode 2018

    • Treatment received by U.S. youths with major depressive episode by gender 2018

  • 3. Treatment
    • Number of U.S. adults with major depressive episode who received treatment 2018

    • U.S. adults who saw a health professional for depression 2017-2018, by type

    • Prescription antidepressant drug use in the U.S. by gender 1988-2014

    • Number of trazodone hydrochloride prescriptions in the U.S. 2004-2016

    • Number of citalopram prescriptions in the U.S. 2004-2016

    • Number of bupropion prescriptions in the U.S. 2004-2016

    • Length of U.S. hospitalizations for mental health in 2016, by diagnosis

    • Aggregate cost of U.S. hospitalizations for mental health in 2016, by diagnosis

    • Mean cost per U.S. hospitalization for mental health in 2016, by diagnosis

  • 4. Suicide
    • Suicide thoughts among U.S. adults by major depressive episode 2018

    • Suicidal thoughts among U.S. women 2008-2018

    • Suicidal thoughts among U.S. men 2008-2018

    • U.S. states with highest suicide thoughts percentage in adults 2016-2017

    • Suicide-related hospitalizations among adults in the U.S. 2015-2018, by age

    • Death rate for suicide in the U.S. 1950-2016, by gender

  • 5. Miscellaneous
    • Importance of public dollar in preventing suicide in U.S. 2019

    • Problems with work, home, or social activities due to depression 2013-2016, by gender

    • Exercise among U.S. adults diagnosed with depression 2016-2017, by age

    • Rates of mental health conditions among U.S. women from 2014-2015, by military status

    • Medical conditions among residential care residents U.S. 2016

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