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Research, Recommendations and Guidelines

2012

Mental Illness Surveillance Among Adults in the United States (9/30/2012)
Women were more likely to have serious psychological distress than men, and rates were highest among adults aged 45-54 years and non-Hispanic blacks. Women made 29.4 million of the ambulatory care visits with primary mental health diagnoses, compared with 18.5 million for men.

QuickStats: Prevalence of Current Depression* Among Persons Aged ≥12 Years, by Age Group and Sex - United States, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2007-2010 (1/31/2012)

QuickStats: Death Rates from Suicide* for Persons Aged 45-64 Years, by Black or White Race and Sex - United States, 1999-2008 (1/31/2012)

2011

Antidepressant Use in Persons Aged 12 and Over: United States, 2005-2008 (11/3/2011)
Females are more likely to take antidepressants than are males, and non-Hispanic white persons are more likely to take antidepressants than are non-Hispanic black and Mexican-American persons.

Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Adults Aged ≥18 Years - United States, 2008-2009 (11/3/2011)
This report is the first to present state-level data concerning answers to questions related to suicidal thoughts, plans, and attempts from the 2008 and 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The prevalence of suicidal thoughts was significantly higher among females than it was among males, but there was no statistically significant difference for suicide planning or suicide attempts.

Mental Illness Surveillance Among Adults in the United States (11/2/2011)
This report summarizes data from selected CDC surveillance and information systems that measure mental illness and the associated effects in the U.S. adult population.

Depression Affects 1 in 10 U.S. Adults
This study found the following groups to be more likely to meet criteria for major depression: persons 45-64 years of age, women, blacks, Hispanics, non-Hispanic persons of other races or multiple races, persons with less than a high school education, those previously married, individuals unable to work or unemployed, and persons without health insurance coverage.

2010

Current Depression among Adults - United States, 2006 and 2008 (10/29/10)
This report summarizes the results of this analysis, which indicated that, among 235,067 adults (in 45 states, the District of Columbia [DC], Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), 9.0% met the criteria for current depression, including 3.4% who met the criteria for major depression.

Depression and Smoking in the U.S. Household Population Aged 20 and Over, 2005-2008 (4/30/10)
Adults aged 20 and over with depression were more likely to be cigarette smokers than those without depression. Women with depression had smoking rates similar to men with depression, while women without depression smoked less than men.

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