The most common mental health diagnoses in 2016: Major depressive disorder
The number of Americans diagnosed with major depressive disorder has climbed by 10.3% from 2015 to 2016, the highest annual increase in the past decade, according to the latest data from the National Center for Health Statistics.
The number of people who report major depressive disorders has more than doubled over the past 20 years, rising from 8.1% of the population in 2010 to 16.3%.
That compares with 2.7% in 2000, when the diagnosis was first introduced, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The rise is most notable among people ages 25 to 34, with the highest growth among people 65 and older.
It was about 4% in the 20 years after 2000, and 1.4% in 2016.
The rate has been steadily climbing since 2012, when it hit 2.3%, the CDC says.
Major depressive disorder is the most common type of mental health disorder in the United States, according, and can lead to problems with work, relationships, relationships with friends and family, and substance use.
The CDC says that depression can affect a person’s ability to concentrate, social skills, and ability to take care of themselves.
It can also affect relationships and make people less likely to seek treatment for mental illness.
It’s not known why more people are diagnosed with depression.
The number is likely to increase as more diagnoses are made, said Dr. Elizabeth Wiersema, a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco.
She added that it may be related to how the illness is diagnosed, whether people self-report their symptoms or are treated at their own clinic, and whether the person lives with a mental illness or is diagnosed as such.
A growing body of research suggests that mental health disorders can increase the likelihood of suicide, and research shows that those with a history of depression are at a higher risk of suicide.
Some experts say the new findings could explain why the diagnosis is more prevalent among the older population.