Important Facts About Anxiety and Depression

Here are some very insightful facts about anxiety and depression from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America

  • General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) affects 6.8 million adults (3.1 % of the U.S. population)
  • Risk of  GAD is highest between childhood and middle age
  • Around 15 million American Adults have a social anxiety disorder
  • The typical age of onset for social anxiety disorder is 13 years old
  • 36% of those with social anxiety disorder report to have struggled with it for 10 years or more before seeking help
  • In 2014, 15.7 million adults in the U.S. reported at least one major depressive episode within that year
  • The lifetime risk of depression is around 17%
  • Around 2 out of 100 children and 8 out of 100 teens suffer from serious depression
  • Most people who develop depression have a history of an anxiety disorder earlier in their life
  • 80% of kids with anxiety disorders and 60% of kids with depression are not getting treatment



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