Any Mood Disorder Among Adults

Mood disorders represent a category of mental disorders in which the underlying problem primarily affects a person’s persistent emotional state (their mood). The statistics below, derived from the National Comorbidity Survey – Replication (NCS-R), represent people experiencing major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder, and/or bipolar disorder.

Additional information about these disorders can be found on NIMH’s depression page and NIMH’s bipolar disorder page.

 

Any mood disorder among adults.  Prevalence as a percent of the U.S. adult population.
Any mood disorder among adults.  Average age-of-onset: 30 years old.
Any mood disorder among adults.  Demographics (for lifetime prevalence) as a percent of the U.S. adult population.
Any mood disorder among adults.  Treatment/Services use as a percent of those with a disorder.
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1Kessler RC, Chiu WT, Demler O, Walters EE. Prevalence, severity, and comorbidity of twelve-month DSM-IV disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R). Archives of General Psychiatry, 2005 Jun;62(6):617-27.
2 Ibid
3Kessler RC, Berglund PA, Demler O, Jin R, Walters EE. Lifetime prevalence and age-of-onset distributions of DSM-IV disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R). Archives of General Psychiatry. 2005 Jun;62(6):593-602.
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6Wang PS, Lane M, Olfson M, Pincus HA, Wells KB, Kessler RC. Twelve month use of mental health services in the United States. Archives of General Psychiatry. 2005 Jun;62(6):629-640.