US Therapy Statistics

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US Therapy Statistics

Key Takeaways

  • We have calculated the number of Americans affected anxiety but don't seek therapy to be 25.24 million.
  • Also, we have calculated the number of American who seek one-on-one in-person therapy as 259.673 million.
  • According to a 2019 study, "19.2% of American adults received mental health treatment, including 9.5% who received counseling or therapy from a mental health professional."

Introduction

  • The research provides the US statistics for people affected by anxiety, depression, or stress but does not seek therapy and the number currently undergoing in-person (1-to-1) therapy.

US Therapy/Anxiety Statistics

  • According to a publication by The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety disorders are the most prevalent mental illness in America, affecting 40 million adults aged 18 and above, or 18.1% of the population every year.
  • Of this number, only 36.9% (14.76 million) of them receive treatment, in the form of therapy, medication, or alternative treatment.
  • This means that 25.24 million [i.e., (100% - 36.9%) × 40 million] Americans who experience anxiety of any sort fail to seek therapy or other forms of treatment.
  • According to a 2021 survey, 78% [(259.673 million i.e., (78% of 332,915,073)] of Americans agree that one-on-one in-person therapy is their preferred therapy format.
  • Also, 33.1% of the respondents chose in-person group therapy as their preferred therapy type.
  • Among Americans currently not receiving any form of therapy, 88.2% revealed that their preferred therapy format is the one-on-one in-person therapy.
  • According to a 2019 study, "19.2% of American adults received mental health treatment, including 15.8% who had taken medication for their mental health, and 9.5% who received counseling or therapy from a mental health professional."

Research Strategy

For this research on the US therapy statistics, we leveraged the most reputable sources of information that were available in the public domain, including the report by The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) and a 2021 survey by GetResponse.

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