HORIZONTAL BAR CHART: Selected Mental Disorders
Among Adults Aged 18 and Older in the Past Year, by Sex,
(Percent of Adults)
Any Anxiety Disorder:* Female 23.0, Male 13.8; Specific
Phobia: Female 11.7, Male 5.5; Social Phobia: Female 7.8,
Male 5.8; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Female 5.2, Male
1.8; Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Female 3.4, Male 1.9;
Any Mood Disorder:** Female 11.6, Male 7.7; Major Depressive
Disorder: Female 8.5, Male 4.7; Bipolar Disorder: Female
2.8, Male 2.9
*Anxiety disorders include panic disorder, phobias,
obsessive-compulsive disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.
**Mood disorders include major depressive disorder, bipolar
disorder, and dysthymia.
Source: Kessler RC, Berglund PA, Demler O, Jin R, Merikangas
KR, Walters EE. Lifetime prevalence and age-of-onset distributions
of DSM-IV disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication.
Arch Gen Psychiatry 2003 Jun;62(6):593-602.
VERTICAL BAR CHART: Serious Psychological Distress
or Major Depressive Episode* Among Women Aged 18 and Older,
by Age, 2005**
(Percent of Women)
Serious Psychological Distress
Total 14.0; 18-25 Years 22.9; 26-49 Years 15.8; 50 Years
and Older 9.0
Major Depressive Episode
Total 9.3; 18-25 Years 12.9; 26-49 Years 10.5; 50 Years
and Older 6.6
*Serious psychological distress is an overall indicator
of past year nonspecific psychological distress that is
constructed from the K6 scale, which consists of six questions
related to psychological distress. Major depressive episode
is defined as a period of at least 2 weeks when a person
experienced a depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure
in daily activities and had a majority of the symptoms for
depression as described in the DSM-IV. **Occurring in the
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Results for the 2005 National Survey on Drug Use and Health:
detailed tables. Office of Applied Studies, Rockville, MD;