Depression in the Workplace - Infographic

Statistics on Depression:

  • Depression is the leading cause of disability in the U.S.; more than 16 million people suffer from it annually.
  • For many people depression is a terminal illness and causes over 44,000 suicides in the U.S. every year.
  • In addition to causing great suffering to individuals and families, depression causes $210B in annual economic loss in the U.S.
  • 30% of entrepreneurs report experiences of depression in their lives.

CREDIT: Anxiety and Depression Association of America and 2-Minute Mind Check.


Most Depressed Adults in the U.S. Remain Untreated

Scientific American magazine ...A Reuters Health reports indicates that only 28.7% of those who screened positive for depression received any treatment during the survey year

About 1 in 12 adults (8.4%) screened positive for depression, but the prevalence varied widely from 18% among adults in the lowest income group to 3.7% in the highest income group.

Only 28.7% of those who screened positive for depression received any depression treatment during the survey year, although 78.5% of those with screen-positive depression who received no depression treatment made at least one medical visit during that time, according to the August 29th JAMA Internal Medicine online report.  Read more in Scientific American.