Most Depressed Adults in the U.S. Remain Untreated

Scientific American magazine ...A Reuters Health reports indicates that only 28.7% of those who screened positive for depression received any treatment during the survey year

About 1 in 12 adults (8.4%) screened positive for depression, but the prevalence varied widely from 18% among adults in the lowest income group to 3.7% in the highest income group.

Only 28.7% of those who screened positive for depression received any depression treatment during the survey year, although 78.5% of those with screen-positive depression who received no depression treatment made at least one medical visit during that time, according to the August 29th JAMA Internal Medicine online report.  Read more in Scientific American.

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