Join me on Lette’s Chat with Dr. Nicholas Jenner, renowned psychiatrist, as we have an honest, in-depth discussion about depression. You will be glad that you did. Even if you don’t suffer from the disease yourself, you know someone who does and by listening to the show, you may be the difference between life and death for them. Please read the startling statistics below and mark your calendar for Wednesday, July 25th, 8PM EST. The year 2020 is only eight years away. We don’t have much time.
The Reality of Depression ….Hear it here on July 25th
Sept. 30, 2010 — The CDC says that about 9% of Americans report they are depressed at least occasionally, and 3.4% suffer from major depression.
- Depressive disorders affect approximately 18.8 million American adults or about 9.5% of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year. This includes major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder, and bipolar disorder.
- Everyone, will at some time in their life be affected by depression — their own or someone else’s, according to Australian Government statistics. (Depression statistics in Australia are comparable to those of the US and UK.)
- Pre-schoolers are the fastest-growing market for antidepressants. At least four percent of preschoolers — over a million — are clinically depressed.
- The rate of increase of depression among children is an astounding 23% p.a.
- 15% of the population of most developed countries suffers severe depression.
- 30% of women are depressed. Men’s figures were previously thought to be half that of women, but new estimates are higher.
- 54% of people believe depression is a personal weakness.
- 41% of depressed women are too embarrassed to seek help.
- 80% of depressed people are not currently having any treatment.
- 92% of depressed African-American males do not seek treatment.
- 15% of depressed people will commit suicide.
- Depression will be the second largest killer after heart disease by 2020 — and studies show depression is a contributory factor to fatal coronary disease.