Status: Little or no detectable change

Little or no detectable change

Most Recent Data:
66.3 percent (2019)

69.5 percent

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

64.8 percent of adults aged 18 years and over with MDEs received treatment in the past 12 months, as reported in 2018

Increase the proportion of adults with major depressive episodes (MDEs) who receive treatment

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement


Depression is a common problem among U.S. adults. Medication and different types of talk therapy are effective at treating depression. And treatment plans that connect primary care providers, patients, and mental health specialists can help adults get the care they need.