Sunday, November 8, 2009

Depression: One in Six

About One in Six Americans Report History of Depression
Income, marital status, gender all appear to play a role

by Brett W. Pelham

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index reveals that 17% of respondents -- or about 40 million American adults -- report having been diagnosed with depression. The results are from more than 250,000 interviews conducted in 2009 as part of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.

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