Depression

Depression

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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018

Key Figures

350 million

Globally, an estimated 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression.*

15.7 million adults

In 2014, around 15.7 million adults age 18 or older in the U.S. had experienced at least one major depressive episode in the last year (6.7% of adults in the U.S.).*

2 out of 100

As many as 2 out of 100 young children and 8 out of 100 teens may have serious depression.*

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