Thursday, 13 November 2008

Quick Numbers

-121 million people worldwide suffer from depression. (The World Health Organization)

-18 million of these cases are happening in the United States. (The National Institute of Mental Health)

-Between 20% and 50% of children and teens struggling with depression have a family history of this struggle and the offspring of depressed parents are more than three times as likely to suffer from depression. (U.S. Surgeon General's Survey, 1999)

-Depression often co-occurs with anxiety disorders and substance abuse, with 30 percent of teens with depression also developing a substance abuse problem. (NIMH)

-2/3 of those suffering from depression never seek treatment.

Untreated depression is the number one cause of suicide, and suicide is the third leading cause of death among teenagers. (NIMH)


Scary, isn't it?

From To Write Love on Her Arms

2 comments:

Diak said...

Quick facts:
- Not so many ppl khow that people call depression is a just a theory, PROVEN to be wrong a few years after it was proposed.
- It was proposed by a drug selling company, supported by US goverment and rejected by most european countries

コートニー said...

What?