At a glance overview of the worldwide impact of depression, focusing on various aspects such as its prevalence, economic burden, treatment challenges, and emerging research areas.
The infographic shows a 27% increase in depression cases due to COVID-19, affecting 280 million people worldwide. The economic impact in the U.S. reached $326 billion in 2018, a 35% increase since 2010. About 30% of those with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) are resistant to standard treatments. There’s growing interest in psychedelic research for treating depression, focusing on their ability to activate brain receptors and promote neuroplasticity.