QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 20 Years or Older Who Used Antidepressant Medications in the Past 30 Days by Sex and Marital StatusPosted on by
During 2015–2018, 13.6% of adults aged 20 years or older used prescription antidepressant medications in the past 30 days.
Antidepressant use was higher among divorced, separated, or widowed (20.5%) adults than among either married or living with partner (12.3%) or never married (10.8%) adults.
There was no difference in use between married and never married adults.
These same patterns were observed for both men and women. Within every marital status category, a higher percentage of women compared with men took antidepressants.
Source: Brody DJ, Gu Q. Antidepressant use among adults: United States, 2015–2018. NCHS Data Brief, no 377. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2020.