Depression Rate Jumps In America

Depression is on the rise in the United States.  According to a study from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association from 2013 to 2016, more than nine million commercially insured Americans in their analysis of 41 million people, suffer from major depression.  

The diagnosis rate in the country is 4.4 percent. Depression diagnosis are up 33 percent since 2013 and the rates among teens and young adults are up 47 percent and that number is even high among teen girls at 65 percent, according to the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association study.  

The study also showed women are twice as more likely to be diagnosed with depression than men. Major depression is the second most common health condition among Americans, only behind high blood pressure.

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