Depression Skyrockets in Teens, Young Adults

Depression Skyrockets in Teens, Young Adults

Major depression is on the rise among Americans from all age groups, but is rising fastest among teens and young adults, new health insurance data shows. Depression rates also vary a lot state by state, with Rhode Island having the highest rate of depression at 6.4 percent. Hawaii has the lowest rate — 2.1 percent. The findings cover people with commercial health insurance — Blue Cross and Blue Shield — so they’re not fully representative. But most people in the U.S. are covered by a commercial health plan. The findings are almost certainly an underestimate, as well. The Blue Cross...

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