Depression: Myths, Facts Backed Up By Numbers
Posted by DCoE Public Affairs October 16, 2017
Myth: Depression is not a wide spread issue in America. The new statistics for depression are in, and they may surprise you. Getting educated about depression is important. Take a look at these myths and facts to better understand depression, and how to approach it if you or someone you know is struggling.
- Fact: 6.7 percent (link is external) of adults ages 18 or older had a major depressive episode in 2016, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health
- Myth: Depression is not a serious issue for kids and teens.
- Fact: Among children ages 12-17, 12.5 percent (link is external) had a major depressive disorder episode in 2015 according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
To learn more myths and facts about depression read the full article: http://www.dcoe.mil/news/17-10-16/depression-myths-facts-backed-numbers