Mental Health Conditions

Depression increasing in US, particularly among youth

November 28, 2017 | Emily Taylor

Recent research published in October in Psychological Medicine found significant increases in depression among Americans aged 12 years and older, particularly among the youngest individuals. Researchers analyzed data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) for individuals aged 12 years and older (n = 607,520) from 2005 to 2015. Significant increases in depression were found in the youngest and oldest age groups, with a higher rate of increase among youth.

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