With all of the medications available for depression today, has anyone ever wondered why there are more people depressed today than ever? Major depressive disorder affects approximately 14.8 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year.
Approximately 40 million American adults ages 18 and older, or about 18.1 percent of people in this age group in a given year, have an anxiety disorder. That is pretty alarming! Even more shocking – major Depressive Disorder is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. for ages 15-44.
The numbers are mind boggling. Everyone knows someone who had felt depressed at one time or another- and let’s face it- no one can be happy all of the time. But to be depressed a majority of the time- well that’s not okay.
Think of the economic repercussion this has on our country, with so many people unable to be productive in society. The numbers are staggering. Of course, when it comes to health- money should never be the main issue. People would be so much happier if they could be apart of a healthy work and home environment with lots of love, great nutrition and exercise. While major depressive disorder can develop at any age, the median age at onset is 32.5