The data clearly shows depression rates soaring among kids as young as 12 and young adults up to 25. No age group over 25 has a depression rate higher than 10%, but the younger groups all do, and the rate among college-age adults (20-21) has increased the most.
Correspondingly, which age group is most affected by mental health?
Young adults aged 18-25 years had the highest prevalence of SMI (7.5%) compared to adults aged 26-49 years (5.6%) and aged 50 and older (2.7%).
Also, which generation is the most depressed?
It found that millennials were more likely to feel lonely than previous generations. Of survey respondents, 30% of millennials said they always or often felt lonely, compared with 20% of Generation X and 15% of boomers.
Can you inherit depression?
Scientists believe that as many as 40 percent of those with depression can trace it to a genetic link. Environmental and other factors make up the other 60 percent. Research has also shown that people with parents or siblings who have depression are up to three times more likely to have the condition.
What is causing the rise in depression?
Depression “may be caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors,” the CDC says. Risk factors include: Experiencing traumatic or stressful events, such as physical or sexual abuse, the death of a loved one, or financial problems.