Treatment for Depression Often Misses Mark

Despite a significant increase in anti­depressant prescriptions, U.S. adults are often inadequately treated— or not treated at all.

Of the number of American adults who screen positive for depression, only 29 percent, or about one-third, receive treatment; conversely, many who are treated do not screen positive, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine online, Aug. 29, 2016. Nevertheless, there has been a substantial increase in the number of antidepressant prescriptions, the […]

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