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TOPIC: Over-Diagnosis & Treatment Of Depression In The US

Over-Diagnosis & Treatment Of Depression In The US 01 May 2013 22:21 #122

Over-Diagnosis And Over-Treatment Of Depression Is Common In The US
Posted April 30, 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. The results are featured in the April 2013 issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.

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