Figure 47.

Percentage of 14- to 25-year-olds who experienced a Major Depressive Episode (MDE) in their lifetime, by sex and age group: 2006 and 2009


Percentage of 14- to 25-year-olds who experienced a Major Depressive Episode (MDE) in their lifetime, by sex and age group: 2006 and 2009

NOTE: Major Depressive Episode (MDE) is defined as a period of at least 2 weeks when a person experiences a depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities, plus at least four additional symptoms of depression (such as problems with sleep, eating, energy, concentration, and feelings of self-worth) as described in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) (American Psychiatric Association 1994).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 2006 and 2009. Retrieved May 2, 2011, from http://oas.samhsa.gov/nhsda.htm.