PressTV-Diagnosis of major depression on the rise in US: Study

New research shows a sharp spike in cases of major depression in the United States in recent years, with more and more Americans reporting that they are anxious, depressed and even suicidal.

Diagnoses of major depression, also known clinical depression, rose 33 percent in America from 2013 to 2016, mostly among young Americans, according to a study published Thursday by Blue Cross Blue Shield Association {BCBSA), a federation of 36 separate health insurance organizations.

Millennials and teenagers have experienced even faster rates of depression. Rates of depression increased 63 percent in adolescents (ages 12 to 17) and 47 percent in millennials (ages 18 to 34), the study found.

“Major depression diagnoses are growing quickly, especially for adolescents and millennials,” Trent Haywood, senior vice president and chief medical officer for BCBSA, said in a press release. “The high rates for adolescents and millennials could have a substantial…

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