In general‚ about 1 out of every 6 adults will have depression at some time in their life.3 Depression affects about 16 million American adults every year. Anyone can get depressed, and depression can happen at any age and in any type of person.
Many people who experience depression also have other mental health conditions. Fifty percent of people with major depression have an anxiety disorder. People who have anxiety disorders struggle with intense and uncontrollable feelings of anxiety, fear, worry, and/or panic. These feelings can interfere with daily activities and may last for a long time.