Depression Facts Which Tell You That You Need To Take It Seriously

Depression - (on January 09, 2015 02:44 AM)

Depression Facts: Depression is more than just the sad, dim, unhappy, miserable and grumpy feeling that you may have felt at some point in your life. Here we share some depression facts which tell you that you need to take it seriously because if depression is not cured in time it can lead to some very serious consequences. These depression facts will also help you to understand this mental condition in a much better way.


Here are a few of the depression facts

  • Depression is the most common mental disorder in the world as it is estimated that almost 450 million people in the world suffer with depression at any given time.
  • Almost one out of every five person has suffered with depression at some point in their life.
  • It is estimated that almost 17.5 million Americans suffer with depression.
  • It is estimated that almost half of the people suffering with depression in the United States are suffering with clinical or major depression.
  • Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world.
  • 150 million people become disable because of depression worldwide.
  • In the United States depression is more common than AIDS, Cancer and Diabetes combined.
  • In the United States nearly 40000 people try to commit a suicide because of depression.
  • Working women are more like to suffer with depression than working men because they have to balance their work and home responsibilities.
  • Worldwide, one in five employees is diagnosed with major depression.
  • Working people that are likely to suffer with depression are between the ages of 25 - 45 years.
  • There is no age to become a patient of depression. Even children can suffer with depression.
  • The symptoms of depression become severe with age.
  • A person who is suffering with depression will die 25 years sooner than they should have.
  • Almost 8 percent adolescents/teens are suffering with depression in the Unites States of America at any given time.
  • 8 to 10 percent adolescents suffer with depression and most of them are girls.
  • Adult depression is likely to occur in adolescents with depression.
  • Adolescents with depression are more likely to involve themselves in substance abuse.
  • By the year 2020 depression will become the second biggest international health problem.
  • Almost more than half the patients of depression do not seek any help to get rid of it.
  • Depression is the easiest mental health disease to get rid of.


With the study of these depression facts it can easily be concluded that depression is a disease which is common and has dire consequences in the long run. People who are suffering with depression need to know that they are not alone. It is hard to defeat depression but if they seek the right help they can be happy and healthy once again.


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