Depression in USA – Statistics and Numbers
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Depression patients in USA doubled in last 15 years.

More than 20 million people (Around 9.5% of US population) in the United States have depression of some type.

Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States.

Depression will be the second largest killer after heart disease by 2020

At any one time, 1 employee out of 20 is experiencing depression.

25% of effected employees feel their job as the main reason for depression.

8.8 million Workdays are lost per year due to depression

The economic cost of depression is estimated to be over $79 billion each year

People in age group 15-30 are most likely to have depression

Women are affected by depression almost twice as often as men.

One in four women will have a severe or major depression in their lifetime. For men it is one in eight

More than 90% of people who die by suicide suffers from depression of any type.

US State with Highest Depression Rate – 14.8% of adults in Mississippi are suffering from depression

US State with Lowest Depression Rate – 4.8% of adults in North Dakota are suffering from depression


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