A study released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that nine percent of the adults surveyed from across America and US territories have some forms of depression. Worse, the study also found that three percent suffers from major depression, with even higher percentages for those who are unemployed (10%) and those unable to work (22%) due to disability or illness.
For those currently employed, only two percent show symptoms of major depression that includes feelings of hopelessness or disinterest, sleep troubles, lethargy, loss of appetite, restlessness, loss of concentration and feelings of failure.
The study also found education also plays a role in the likelihood of having major depression, with seven percent of those who didn’t finished high school showing symptoms compared to only four percent of those who graduated from high school.
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