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Below are links to information related to mental health. Click on the right menu or scroll down to view general information and programs, research, statistics and guidelines on this topic.
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.
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 â‰¥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.
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.
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.
and Smoking in the U.S. Household Population Aged 20 and Over,
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.
Meditation and Health (10/13/09)
Tell your health care providers about any complementary and alternative practices you use. Give them a full picture of what you do to manage your health. Do not use meditation as a replacement for conventional care or as a reason to postpone seeing a doctor about a medical problem.
and Depression in Older Women Podcast (5/15/09)
This women's health podcast focuses on the association between diabetes and depression in older women and the importance of getting help when feeling depressed.
Figure 13.2. Percentage of adults aged 18 years and over who experienced serious psychological distress during the past 30 days, by age group and sex: United States, January-March 2007. Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data from the January-March 2007 National Health Interview Survey
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