Depression in Young Adults – 2010 Child Trends Databank
Young adulthood is a time of great change for many people, often associated with greater risks of mental health problems and higher levels of social stress. Many causes attribute to these risks, including: unemployment, unrewarding job environments (entry-level jobs that only use minimal skills, low autonomy and low cognitive demands), new financial burdens (as they move out on their own), career demands, poor adjustments to married life and the birth of children.
Treatment for Major Depression – Jan 2010
Overall, only about half of Americans diagnosed with major depression each year receive treatment, and less than one fifth receive treatment consistent with current medical practice guidelines. These findings were reported by 3 nationally representative surveys* supported by NIMH.