Nearly one in 10 people in the United States report having depression, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that 9.3 percent of American adults reported having depression in the past two weeks. That figure is up from 7 percent in 2005.
The increase is likely due to a number of factors, including the ongoing economic recession and increased awareness of the condition, the CDC said.
Depression is a serious mental illness that can lead to a number of emotional and physical problems. People with depression may have trouble sleeping, eating, or concentrating. They may also feel hopeless or worthless.
If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, there are a number of resources available to help. The National Institute of Mental Health has information on treatments, support groups, and other resources.
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Depression is a serious mental illness that affects millions of people around the world. In the United States, it is estimated that nearly one in ten people suffer from depression.
Depression is more than just feeling sad or down. It is a persistent feeling of sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness that can interfere with a person’s ability to function in everyday life. Symptoms of depression can include trouble sleeping, fatigue, poor appetite, changes in weight, loss of interest in hobbies or activities, and feelings of worthlessness or guilt.
Depression is a serious illness that can have a profound impact on a person’s life. If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, there is help available. Speak with your doctor or a mental health professional to get started on the road to recovery.