About Depression and Anxiety


Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks. It is reported that 19.2% of the United States adult and children population were diagnosed with depression.


Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S ,affecting 40 million adults in the United States ages 18 and older or 18.1% of the population each year. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment.