Over 322 million people of all ages suffer from depression, or more than 4% of the global population. This number is staggering.
More so, depression will be the second-largest disease in 2020. It is estimated that more than 54 million people (4.2% of the population) in China alone have depression, only less than 10% of them have professional treatments. In Asia, depression costs the nation USD 7.8 billion every year in lost workdays, medical expenses and funeral expenses. Globally, depression was estimated to cost USD 900 billion (2018).
On average 1 in 10 people have suffered from major depressive disorders at least once in their lifetime. Although older ages are more affected, depressive disorders often start at a young age making it hard for those suffering from depression to engage in normal social life
Addictions are more common than many realize. There were approximately 20.6 million people in the United States over the age of 12 with an addiction.
Over 70% of adults in the U.S. have experienced some type of traumatic event at
least once in their lives. This equates to approximately 223.4 million people and 20% of these people go on to develop PTSD. That means there are over 44 million people who were or are struggling with PTSD.
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 45 children globally today.
Learning disability says 1 in 5 children have learning and attention issues such as dyslexia and ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder). Parents underestimated these kinds of circumstance, they believe those children will outgrow these brain-based difficulties as age growth; others think learning disabilities might be the excuse for laziness.