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Nearly One in 10 Americans Depressed, Study Reveals

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Nearly one in 10 Americans is depressed, and one in 30 meet the criteria for major depression, with the rate higher among the unemployed and those who can’t work, a study said Thursday.

Nine percent of more than 235,000 adults surveyed between 2006 and 2008 across 45 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, met the criteria for depression, and 3.4 percent for “major” depression, according to the study by US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Among people who classified themselves as unable to work, nearly a quarter — 22 percent — met the criteria for major depression, as did nearly 10 percent of those who said they were unemployed.

Although the survey did not ask respondents why they were unable to work, study co-author and clinical psychologist Lela McKnight Eily said they were probably disabled or suffering from illness.

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