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A national study showed that more than half of Americans suffer from depression

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A national study showed that more than half of Americans suffering from depression now seek treatment, compared to one-third ten years ago, but nearly 60% of those receiving treatment do not receive adequate treatment; More than 16% of Americans – nearly 35 million people – suffer from severe depression that requires treatment at some point in their lives, according to a national study by the National Institutes of Health.

Another survey published in a special issue of the journal
JAMA on the subject, showed that depression costs employers $44 billion each year due to lost work time, mostly while people are at work; In any given period of a year, between 13 and 14 million people, approximately 6.6% of the American population, are affected by the disease; Women are at higher risk; Whites and Hispanics are 40% more likely to have depression than blacks.
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