Bipolar Disorder Statistics

(Also Known As: Mood Disorder Statistics, Manic Bipolar Disorder Statistics, Bipolar Mood Disorder Statistics, Bipolar Affective Disorder Statistics)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Statistics on Bipolar Disorder

  • The prevalence of bipolar disorder in the US is approximately 5.7 million American adults or about 2.6 percent of adults whose age is 18 and above in any give year. 13
  • There are about 20.9 million adults in the United States or about 9.5 percent of the U.S. population whose age is 18 years old and above that has a mood disorder in a given year. 14
  • The usual age that an adult starts having a mood disorder is 30 years old. 15
  • Depressive disorders frequently come with anxiety disorders and substance abuse. 16
  • Depressive disorders are prevalent in the United States with an approximately more than 17.4 million adults diagnosed to have this disorder every year. That is about 1 out of 7 people have depressive disorder. 17
  • Compare to men, women with bipolar disorder have higher rates of anxiety (85% vs. 41%), ADHD (18% vs. 5%), and eating disorders (15% vs. 0%). However substance abuse disorder is greater in men than women at 41% vs. 32%. 18
  • There is a greater life duration of anxiety, substance abuse, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and eating disorders in those with bipolar disorder than in unipolar depressed 17- to 24-years-old that possessed bipolar spectrum disorders.

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