Infographic: Facts About Depression

Friday, January 25th, 2013
This post was written by Patricia Donovan

Depression is a condition that reportedly affects one in 10 Americans at one point or another, but the incidence of depression is actually higher in some states than others. For example, Oklahoma, Louisiana and West Virginia are among the U.S. states with the highest rates of adults meeting the criteria for depression, as depicted in this infographic from Depression Facts.

Certain ethnicities also report higher depression rates than do others. Individuals currently diagnosed with some symptoms of depression incur medical costs of approximately $23,000 annually.


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