Figure 1. Depression, SPECT CT scan
Global prevalence rates for depression vary by age, with a peak seen in older adults between 55 and 74 years of age.
According to the World Health Organization, depression is the single largest contributor to disability worldwide; anxiety disorders are notable as the sixth largest contributor. Depression and anxiety are both more common in women than in men.
The total estimated number of individuals living with depression has been increasing, which may be a reflection of global population growth as well as increased prevalence in the age groups in which depression occurs more frequently.
Learn more about the epidemiology of depression.
Learn more about depression on a global scale.
Medscape © 2019 WebMD, LLC
Any views expressed above are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the views of WebMD or Medscape.
Cite this: Stephen Soreff. Fast Five Quiz: Depression and Cognition - Medscape - Dec 31, 2019.