About 10 percent of Americans suffer from depression, research shows
NEW YORK: Nearly 10 percent of Americans suffer from depression and mood problems are on the rise among young people, a new study has found.
In a study conducted at Columbia University in the United States, researchers learned that between 2015 and 2020, the rate of depression among Americans aged 12 and older reached 9 percent, and the rate of depression in 2020 was 17 percent. stayed
Lead researcher and City University of New York professor Renee Goodwin said depression is extremely common in America and has become an epidemic.
He said that depression is a public health problem, like the common cold, it should be tackled with public health strategies.
He made it clear that depression is more deadly than common cold for young people, yet there is no screening for it and there is little training of teachers, parents, doctors, religious leaders and coaches to identify depression in young people. Can be marked.
Experts say that doctors should be alert for depression.