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.
People also ask, what is the average age of depression?
Here are some of the statistics on the demographics of people with depression: The median age of depression onset is 32.5 years old. The prevalence of adults with a major depressive episode is highest among individuals between 18 and 25.
Subsequently, question is, 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.
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.
What is Generation Z depression?
Generation Z, which is predicted to overtake all previous generations in size as they age and older generations die out, has been beset by mental health issues such as depression and suicide more than previous generations at this age. Suicide rates for girls and young women doubled between 2000 and 2017.