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How to Lose Weight (Ask Teal Episode on Weight Loss and Obesity)

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Grief Resources

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Grief Resources

Prevalence of Mental Health Disorders

Mood Disorders Mood disorders include  major depressive disorder ,  dysthymic disorder , and  bipolar disorder . Approximately 20.9 million American adults, or about 9.5 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year, have a mood disorder. 1, 2 The median age of onset for mood disorders is 30 years. 5 Depressive disorders often co-occur with anxiety disorders and substance abuse. 5 Major Depressive Disorder Major Depressive Disorder is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. for ages 15-44. 3 Major depressive disorder affects approximately 14.8 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year. 1,   2 While major depressive disorder can develop at any age, the median age at onset is 32. 5 Major depressive disorder is more prevalent in women than in men. 6 Dysthymic Disorder Symptoms of dysthymic disorder (chronic, mild depression) must persist for at least two years in adults (one year in chil