Depression Facts and Statistics – The Infographics Show

Depression is a common mental disorder Characterized by sadness loss of interest or pleasure feelings of guilt or low self-worth Disturbed sleep or appetite, feelings of tiredness and poor concentration 1 in 10 US adults report depression People who are most likely to suffer from Depression are Persons 45 to 64 years of age Women Blacks, Hispanics, Non-Hispanic persons of other races or multiple races Divorced people, the unemployed or individuals unable to work People without health insurance and people with less than a high school education There are approximately 121 million people in the world Currently suffering from some type of depression Americans are responsible for 30 to 36 percent of that total amount The US states with the most people suffering from Depression are Oklahoma Arkansas Louisiana Mississippi Alabama Tennessee and West Virginia States with higher rates of depression also have higher rates of Obesity, stroke, heart disease Sleep disorders, lack of education and less access to medical insurance Nearly one half of those diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the US Affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older Anxiety disorders cost the US More than 42 billion dollars a year, almost one third of the country’s 148 billion Dollar Total mental health Bill Women are twice as likely to suffer from Depression One in ten women will experience symptoms of depression after giving birth 80% of depressed people are not being treated for depression The number of people who are diagnosed with depression increases 20% each year 11% of the US population has been prescribed antidepressants 60 to 80 percent of depressed people can be helped with medication and psychotherapy For more infographics Subscribe to our YouTube channel Follow us on Twitter And like us on Facebook


  1. I feel like although this may be based on statistics, it may not be entirely accurate. Statistics in Australia for example suggest that 1 in 4 people will suffer a mental illness at some stage of their life (depression, tied with anxiety, being the most common)

  2. I think the key word here is 'report.' I think many suffer in silence because of the 'Merican Way of pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps, so to speak. Mental illness in America is still very hush-hush.

  3. Doesn't "blacks, hispanics, non-hispanic people of other races or multiple races" include EVERYBODY?

    "Stroke" had a picture of a heart accompanying it. Strokes are a loss of blood flow to the brain…

  4. Yeah there seems to be a lot of misconceptions about the mental disorder, so it'd be nice to see some accurate and easily digestible information about it.

  5. Well if you are fat, unemployed with no health care then you would probably be depressed.  Based on your description I could diagnose anyone with depression. 

  6. I can't even remember the last time m gf(She's isn't really my gf but we have a thing and we do stuff like couples do but we're just not dating) told me she loved..God why I'm even still hanging on

  7. Forgot to mention that men commit suicide at 4 times the rate of women. Statistically it may seem women are more depressed but that is only because it's not as socially acceptable to come forward…

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  10. So, nothing about the high rates of depression and anxiety in teenagers? Either what we're getting told all the time is wrong, or you left something out.

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  12. lives in TN , doesn't get much sleep , has really bad anxiety , is a woman , sounds like depression ? I feel worried for myself . should I ?

  13. I had depression but instead of medication, I had herbal pills or dietary supplements. It helped my focus along with family who love me.

  14. Is it bad/weird that I showed signs of this since I was a child? I have depression now, and there was a time where I had little to none of the symptoms, so I'm convinced that it's "on and off" for me.
    But I think childhood depression should be taken a lot more seriously and have more awareness. Kids and teens are often not taken seriously when depressed because people think they're too young to know what it feels like. That's not true, depression is an illness that can affect anyone.

  15. "60% – 80% of depressed people can be helped with medication and psychotherapy" ….What about the rest?

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