One of the most common mental disorders in the United States.
A period of two weeks or longer during which there is either depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure, and at least four other symptoms that reflect a change in functioning, such as problems with sleep, eating, energy, concentration, self-image or recurrent thoughts of death or suicide.
Prevalence of Major Depressive Episode Among Adults
➤ An estimated 16.2 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode. This number represented 6.7% of all U.S. adults.
➤ The prevalence of major depressive episode was higher among adult females (8.5%) compared to males (4.8%).
➤ The prevalence of adults with a major depressive episode was highest among individuals aged 18-25 (10.9%).
➤ The prevalence of major depressive episode was highest among adults reporting two or more races (10.5%).
National Institute of Mental Health