September 21, 2022
Mental Health
  • A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found almost 1 in 10 Americans reported suffering from depression in 2020. Researchers from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and City University of New York found that over the past year, more than 9 percent of Americans 12 and older experienced a major depressive episode. Depression was most prevalent among young adults ages 18 to 25 at more than 17 percent, an increase from 10.3 percent in 2015. Slightly under 17 percent of adolescents ages 12 to 17 reported having depression, up from 12.7 percent in 2014. According to the study, most adolescents with depression did not speak with a health care professional about their symptoms and did not receive treatment. (Study here)