Skip main navigation

How often do depressions occur?

In this video Tineke Oldehinkel explains how often depressions occur.
10.1
TINEKE OLDHINKEL: You just learned how to recognise depression. Now, let’s have a look at how often depression’s occur and at what age. This picture shows how many young people have or have had depression. There’s very few young children with depression, but this picture changes rapidly after puberty. By the age of 18, over 15% of the teenagers have had a depression already. As you can see, depression is more common in girls than in boys. About one out of every five girls gets depressed and about one out of every 10 boys. So quite a lot of teenagers get a depression. But not everyone who was ever depressed will be depressed all the time. Thankfully, not.
58.3
If you went out on the street and asked teens whether or not they are feeling depressed, about 1 in 35 would say yes. In order words, chances are in this group at least one person is depressed.
In this video, Tineke Oldehinkel explains how often depression occur, at which age it occurs and how many girls and boys suffer from depression.
This article is from the free online

Young People and Their Mental Health

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Our purpose is to transform access to education.

We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.
You can unlock new opportunities with unlimited access to hundreds of online short courses for a year by subscribing to our Unlimited package. Build your knowledge with top universities and organisations.

Learn more about how FutureLearn is transforming access to education

close
  • 30% off Futurelearn Unlimited!