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In the US Over-Diagnosis and Over-Treatment of Depression Is Common

(5/6/2013)

In The US Over-Diagnosis And Over-Treatment Of Depression Is Common
Medical News Today
May 3, 2013

Americans are over-diagnosed and over-treated for depression, according to a new study conducted at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study examines adults with clinician-identified depression and individuals who experienced major depressive episodes within a 12-month period. It found that when assessed for major depressive episodes using a structured interview, only 38.4 percent of adults with clinician-identified depression met the 12-month criteria for depression, despite the majority of participants being prescribed and using psychiatric medications. 

Read the full article here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/259902.php


 


Keywords: U.S., over-diagnosis, over-treatment, depression, common



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