May 15, 2018

Depression found up 33% in recent years

CBS, Pittsburgh  - A study by health insurance provider Blue Cross Blue Shield has found that the number of Americans being diagnosed with severe depression has jumped by a staggering 33 percent in recent years.

“The high rates for adolescents and millennials could have a substantial health impact for decades to come,” BCBSA chief medical officer Trent Haywood said in a press release.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Severe reactive depression (not the "clinical" kind that appears out of nowhere and is produced by chemical imbalance in the brain) is a product of one's inability to change a bad situation, particularly that one might normally be able to change.

That there's an increasing amount of depression suggests that people are aware of what's going on and would block and reverse it if only they felt it possible.