Health Care

Younger Americans more likely to experience depression: Report

Appalachian residents were the most likely to have been diagnosed with depression.
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Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 are most likely to report experiencing depression, and residents of states with higher levels of poverty are most likely to report those feelings, a new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds.

The report, released this week, finds about one in five Americans reported having received a diagnosis of depression from a health care provider. Women were far more likely to have received a diagnosis than men; 23% of women and just 13% of men said they had been diagnosed with depression.

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