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The age of diagnosis for depression is getting lower. Here's why

Earlier diagnosis of depression means there is a greater ability to help those who need it. Image: Unsplash/ Fernando @cferdophotography

Saloni Dattani

Researcher, Our World in Data


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The median age of onset for symptoms was 26 years old. Image: Marco Solmi et al. (2021)

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Both men and women are more likely to be diagnosed earlier in their lives with depression. Image: Oleguer Plana-Ripoli et al. (2022)

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