Category: depressive symptoms

Depression in the U.S. Household Population, 2009–2012

Depression is a serious medical illness with mood, cognitive, and physical symptoms. Depression is associated with higher rates of chronic disease, increased health care utilization, and impaired functioning. Rates of treatment remain low, and the treatment received is often inadequate. A new NCHS report examines both depression and depressive symptom severity in the past 2 weeks Read More >

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Depression and Obesity in the U.S. Adult Household Population, 2005–2010

In 2005–2010, 34.6% of U.S. adults aged 20 and over were obese and 7.2% had depression, based on depressive symptoms experienced in the past 2 weeks. Both obesity and depression are associated with many health risks, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and functional limitations. Studies have shown higher rates of obesity in persons with depression. This Read More >

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