It might be shocking to know that one out of every 10 American men suffer from anxiety or depression, yet less than half get any treatment. This is according to the data that was briefly published last June by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
From the year 2010 to the year 2013, 12,058 men were surveyed about their depression or anxiety. At all ages, 8.5% of men in the U.S. admitted to suffering from either of the conditions, but only 41% actively sought treatment or medication for their conditions.
Further analysis based on racial differences paints an interesting picture. According to the survey, only 6.1% of younger aged Hispanic or black men said they suffered from daily anxiety or depression. Meanwhile, the number is higher for young white men at 8.5%. However, Younger black or Hispanic men were less likely to have made use of mental health treatments with only 26.4% of black or Hispanic men seeking treatment as opposed to 45.4% of white men. The racial differences stopped being relevant at age 45 and above.
Unsurprisingly, health insurance plays a major factor. Uninsured white men were just as likely to seek medical help for their depression or anxiety as their uninsured brethren. However, they were three times more likely to access these facilities compared to uninsured black or Hispanic peers.