Number of U.S. adults with major depressive episode who received treatment 2018

This statistic shows the number of U.S. adults with a major depressive episode within the preceding 12 months who received treatment, by type of professional. As of 2018, a total of 10.6 million adult Americans received treatment from some kind of professional.

Number of U.S. adults with a major depressive episode who received treatment in 2018, by type of professional (in 1,000s)*

Type of professionalNumber of patients in thousands
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Release date

August 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Number of respondents

base: around 70,000

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

*Adults who received treatment in the past year. Respondents could indicate multiple types of professionals; thus, these response categories are not mutually exclusive. Respondents with unknown type of professional data were excluded. Total number represents all persons aged 18 or older with past year MDE who saw or talked to a professional about depression in the past year, including those with unknown type of professional data.
** Religious or spiritual advisor includes ministers, priests, or rabbis.
*** Other medical doctor includes cardiologists, gynecologists, urologists, and other medical doctors who are not general practitioners or family doctors.
**** Other mental health professional includes mental health nurses and other therapists where type is not specified.

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