Research Warns Depression Is on the Rise in the U.S.

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( — January 9, 2023) Ste 177 Winnetka, IL, IL — Depression and other mental health conditions, which are being studied by researchers, continue to affect more and more people around the world today.

Research now warns depression is on the rise in the United States. It is worth noting that from 2005 to 2015, mental health issue has been found to increase significantly among Americans age 12 and older with the fastest increases seen in young people.

This research carried out by scientists at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy was published in the journal Psychological Medicine.

“Depression appears to be increasing among Americans overall, and especially among youth,” said Renee Goodwin, Ph.D., of the Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, who led the research. 

“Because depression impacts a significant percentage of the U.S. population and has serious individual and societal consequences, it is important to understand whether and how the prevalence of depression has changed over time so that trends can inform public health and outreach efforts.”

The findings have actually shown that the increases from 2005 to 2015 went from 6.6 percent to 7.3 percent. The most rapid increase happened to those ages 12 to 17, with the mental health issue skyrocketing from 8.7 percent in 2005 to 12.7 percent in 2015.

“Depression is most common among those with the least access to any health care, including mental health professionals. This includes young people and those with lower levels of income and education,” noted Goodwin. 

“Despite this trend, recent data suggest that treatment for depression has not increased, and a growing number of Americans, especially socioeconomically vulnerable individuals, and young persons, are suffering from untreated depression. Depression that goes untreated is the strongest risk factor for suicide behavior and recent studies show that suicide attempts have increased in recent years, especially among young women.”

The scientific community continues to carry out studies to investigate the various aspects of the condition.

Research has time and again shown that there are many ways helpful in battling depression and improving overall mental health. These include the use of certain all-natural remedies like ashwagandha. 

The scientific community has been looking into this herb and finding that it has impressive antidepressant benefits. This remedy has been found to have adaptogenic, antidepressant, anxiolytic, antimicrobial, hypocholesterolemic, cardioprotective, antioxidant, neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, and anti-angiogenic agents. 

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