MONDAY, June 12, 2017 -- Nearly 10 million American adults have a serious mental illness, and a similar number have considered suicide during the past year, according to a new government report on the nation's behavioral ills.
The report also said that 15.7 million Americans abuse alcohol and 7.7 million abuse illicit drugs.
FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 -- Medication can help millions of people who struggle with depression, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Depression affects some 350 million people worldwide. It's a serious illness and a major cause of disability. But its symptoms can be mistaken for other health issues and some people are afraid to seek help, the FDA said.
TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 -- Gender differences in depression diagnosis and symptoms start to appear around the age of 12, a new study reports.
"We found that twice as many women as men were affected. Although this has been known for a couple of decades, it was based on evidence far less compelling than what we used in this meta-analysis," said study co-author Janet Hyde. She is a professor of psychology and gender and women's studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 -- Ignorance, myths and stigma are still common among Americans when it comes to mental health, a new survey finds.
The web-based survey of nearly 4,600 people nationwide revealed that less than half can recognize anxiety. Most people don't know what to do about depression even if they recognize it. And nearly 80 percent don't believe prescription drug abuse is a treatable problem.