TABLE 3

Trends in Treatment Seeking in Young Adults With 12-Month MDEs in the United States (n = 15 603)

Participant GroupsSurvey YearTest of Temporal Trend
2005200620072008200920102011201220132014AOR99% CIP
Treatment seeking for any mental health problems28.224.925.625.229.227.128.929.028.829.71.130.92–1.39.131
Type of provider seen for depression care
 Specialty mental health30.829.127.227.529.731.731.932.635.434.11.261.03–1.53.003
 General medical22.623.422.821.122.522.720.723.419.122.40.910.75–1.10.206
 CAM10.27.87.68.76.99.08.18.88.69.81.060.74–1.53.672
 Any type of provider44.843.241.240.543.345.844.046.545.646.11.130.94–1.35.084
Use of prescription medication for depression30.929.729.427.931.531.830.131.232.131.81.090.90–1.32.243
Currently receiving treatment or counselinga39.239.545.043.048.146.448.141.845.252.91.250.95–1.64.036
Currently taking prescription medicationb55.561.967.568.872.167.469.464.165.173.31.340.94–1.89.031
Treatment or counseling helpfulc40.432.234.637.140.239.039.639.940.440.31.190.91–1.54.091
Prescription medication helpfuld45.843.452.548.149.349.949.647.247.951.11.150.83–1.61.267
  • Data source: The 2005–2014 NSDUH.

  • AOR, adjusted OR. ORs and AORs were estimated in binary logistic regressions with the variable of survey year transformed to a variable ranging from 0 (for 2005) and 1 (for 2014). Thus, AORs represent change in odds over the whole study period. Variables of age, sex, race/ethnicity, student status, family income, marital status, employment, substance use disorders, substance use treatment and any health insurance were included in the models.

  • a Among participants who received any counseling or therapy for depression in the past year.

  • b Among participants who took any prescription medication for depression in the past year.

  • c Among participants who received any counseling or therapy for depression in the past year. Helpful was defined as reporting that treatment or counseling helped “a lot” or “extremely.”

  • d Among participants who took any prescription medication for depression in the past year. Helpful was defined as reporting that prescription medication helped “a lot” or “extremely.”