By now, most of us have heard of depression, anxiety, or some form of PTSD.
And yet, the majority of people with these mental health conditions experience depression, too.
And they’re getting more severe.
According to a survey by the American Psychological Association, the prevalence of depression among Americans ages 18 to 29 rose from 17.5% in 2007 to 23.5 percent in 2017, and it has risen every year since.
And it’s only getting worse.
According for example, the number of Americans reporting at least one of the following symptoms rose by 8.6% in the last year alone, from 12.2% to 13.9% and the number reporting at or above one of these symptoms increased by 11.9%, from 6.3% to 7.1%.
Depression rates for people ages 18-29 jumped from 8.1% in 2015 to 8.7% in 2017.
For women ages 18 and older, the rate rose from 8% to 8% in a single year.
And while depression is a mental health condition, it can also be caused by a wide variety of other things.
In the study, the APA identified over 70 conditions and disorders that can affect mood, including anxiety, panic disorder, and social phobia.
But the number one reason people with mental health issues experience depression is because it’s often a precursor to anxiety disorders.
The most common anxiety disorder among Americans aged 18 to 24 is panic disorder.
The study found that, on average, people with panic disorder are twice as likely to have major depression as people without panic disorder in their lifetime.
People who have panic disorder also report more frequent and more severe episodes of anxiety disorders such as panic attacks and phobias.
In addition, the anxiety disorders that are associated with depression include obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder and other anxiety disorders, social phobics (SOP), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and bipolar disorder.
Psychiatric symptoms can also result from a variety of environmental and genetic factors.
A 2016 study published in the journal PLOS One found that those who suffered from the genetic condition of schizophrenia have higher rates of depression and anxiety.
And when it comes to genetic variants that may contribute to depression, researchers at Columbia University School of Medicine found that individuals with the rs2639607 (GAD7717) variant have about a 30% higher chance of developing depression.
The mutation, which has been associated with schizophrenia, is known to be associated with increased risk of depression in the population, which could potentially be linked to depression rates among the general population.
But that’s not all that researchers found when they looked at depression rates in older adults.
Researchers found that depression rates were highest among those aged 65 and older.
The researchers speculated that the higher rate of depression could be due to age-related brain aging, which decreases the number and activity of certain genes that help control depression.
This is the second study that linked depression to aging, and this one is especially noteworthy because it used data from a population that has higher rates for mental health disorders.
But it’s also notable because depression rates have been steadily declining in older Americans since the early 2000s.
In fact, the last time the number was this high was in the 1990s.
So why does it matter?
Because depression is the third most common mental health disorder in America.
And there’s reason to believe that this number is on the rise.
According to the National Institute on Aging, depression rates for older adults are projected to increase by 8% between 2020 and 2030.
And as the APAP study notes, people over age 65 are more likely to suffer from depression than people under age 65.
And as the number increases, the incidence of depression also increases.
According the APAs study, depression is also linked to increased suicide rates.
The research shows that between 2010 and 2020, suicide rates increased in every age group, including young adults, the elderly, and those with serious mental health problems.
And in a study published earlier this year in the Archives of General Psychiatry, researchers found that people who experienced the most severe symptoms of depression were three times more likely than those who experienced milder symptoms to attempt suicide.
A study published last year in Science also found that a higher percentage of people aged 65 or older suffer from at least some form or symptoms of mental health concerns, including major depression and other mental health related problems.
Researchers also have found that mental health and drug abuse are linked.
Researchers in the Netherlands have found evidence of increased risk for depression and addiction among people with drug and alcohol problems.
In addition, people who use alcohol or other drugs have a higher risk of suicide and substance use disorders, as well as having higher rates at risk for substance use.
In fact, in a recent study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers looked at the prevalence and correlates of depression across various demographic and mental health measures, including self-reported mental health,