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09-21 Nearly 1 in 10 American Adults, 1 in 5 Teens Report Having Depression

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Nearly 1 in 10 American adults, 1 in 5 teens report having depression

Data reflects ‘public health crisis intensifying in the U.S. even before onset of the pandemic’

NEW YORK — Depression is on the rise in the United States, according to sobering new research from Columbia University and City University of New York. Even more troubling, study authors add that even as depression has increased, there hasn’t been an uptick in people seeking mental health help or treatment.

Study authors say that in 2020, nearly one in 10 Americans reported having depression over the prior 12 months. Almost one in five adolescents or young adults reported the same.

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