Just like screening for any other health problem, screening for depression is important because it allows health care providers to detect the problem early on, and increases the chances that treatment will be more effective. Screenings are often the first step in getting help.
Facts about Depression
15 million. The number of Americans adults experiencing major depression in a given year
51%. The percentage of Americans diagnosed with major depression in a given year who are treated for depression
80% to 90%: Percentage of people with depression who show improvement when treated for depression
The Counseling Center is located on the second floor of the Smithgall Student Services Building (Flag Building). The Counseling Center offers a range of services for Georgia Tech students and for the wider campus community.