Anxiety & Depression
Below are some recent statistics about anxiety & depression. We have found that EFT is helping to greatly relieve anxiety and turn around depression quicker than many other treatments, while creating new positive behaviour and patterns. See Group Sessions for the next Depression & Anxiety group that we'll be running.
In any given year, about seven percent - between 13 million and 14 million people - will experience a depressive disorder. About 16 percent of adults will experience depression/anxiety at some point in their life.
Depression/anxiety continues to be Canada's fastest-rising diagnosis. From 1994 to 2004, visits for depression/anxiety made to office-based doctors almost doubled. In 2003, that meant 11.6 million visits to doctors across Canada about depression/anxiety.
Twice as many women as men are diagnosed with depression/anxiety. However, this may simply indicate that men are less comfortable seeking help or do not get an accurate diagnosis since depression/anxiety in men often manifests itself as a substance use problem. 54% of people believe depression is a personal weakness.
One in five women can expect to develop clinical depression at some time in her life. Depression/anxiety is the leading cause of disability in women. About 10 percent of women will experience postpartum depression in the months following the birth of a child.
Though women experience depression/anxiety at double the rate of men, men are three times as likely to commit suicide than women. Suicide is most common among men who are separated, widowed, divorced.
One in seven men will develop depression/anxiety within 6 months of becoming unemployed. Men recently diagnosed with depression/anxiety are at double the risk of cardiovascular problems in the next five years.
During childhood, boys and girls experience depression/anxiety at about equal rates. Girls entering puberty are twice as likely than boys to experience depression/anxiety. Children with depression are more likely to have a family history of depression/anxiety.
Another interesting bit of info: Depression taking its toll in workplace Vancouver Sun Article 2008.