OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry News Five percent of adults in the U.S. experienced major depressive disorder within the past year and 13% indicated having a major depressive disorder (MDD) sometime during their lives. Women are twice as likely as men to experience MDD and more likely to seek treatment. Other characteristics of MDD individuals are middle age; female; Native American race; low-income; and separation, divorce, or widowhood. Asian, Hispanic, and black race-ethnicity are at a reduced risk for MDD relative to . . .
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