A New National Trends in the Outpatient

Sunday, August 17, 2008

By :
Mark Olfson; Steven C. Marcus; Benjamin Druss; et al.

The source :
American Medical Association

DEPRESSIVE DISORDERS are highly prevalent in the United States.
Results from 2 large communitybased mental health surveys, the National Institute of Mental Health Epidemiologic Catchment Area (ECA) survey (1980-1982) and the National Comor-bidity Survey (NCS) (1990-1992), suggest that the 1-year prevalence of major depression in the adult population is between 5.0%1and 10.3%.
Cross-national epidemiologic research fur-ther suggests that major depression is
common in Europe, Canada,NewZeal-and, and, to a lesser extent, Taiwan and
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