I'm trying to look for historical rates of depression, anxiety or any mental illness really for America, going back from 1980 to present. Even if the data is spotty, like every 5 years, if it's from the same source that would be my ideal.
I've tried regular Google, and the Google Dataset search engine, which has taken me to the CDC, NIMH and the SAMHSA NSDUH, but they only have 1-4 years of consecutive data at best. Searching Opendata didn't help either.
I don't have SPSS and I don't know how to use R. So data in those formats won't help me. I am a Perl programmer so I can parse textual data well enough.
Does anyone have any ideas on where to get this?
- Data for America.
- Historical prevalence data for depression, anxiety, or any mental illness, from 1980 to the present. An earlier starting date is ok.
- Data should be from the same source even if it is only every 5 years or so. Data from different sources are not comparable as this data will be graphed.
EDIT: I've marked one as an answer, but as always, more suggestions are always good to peruse. Oh, and thanks for adding a couple of tags, Mystery User.