Epidemiology

MDD is quite common; lifetime and 12-month prevalence estimates are 16.2% and

6.6%, respectively. Females are approximately twice as likely as males to experience

23 MDD. The average age at onset is the mid-twenties. Interestingly, MDD appears to occur earlier in life in people born in more recent decades. Most patients with

MDD also suffer from comorbid psychiatric disorders, especially anxiety disorders and substance-use disorders.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the leading cause of disability (based on years lived with disability) and the fourth leading contributor to the global burden of disease (based on disability adjusted life years).4

Do Not Panic

Do Not Panic

This guide Don't Panic has tips and additional information on what you should do when you are experiencing an anxiety or panic attack. With so much going on in the world today with taking care of your family, working full time, dealing with office politics and other things, you could experience a serious meltdown. All of these things could at one point cause you to stress out and snap.

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