Monday, 07 November 2011
Terrie Williams, a Families for Depression Awareness volunteer, and Julie Totten, our president and founder, were featured on NBC Nightly News on Sunday, October 23rd. Their segment covered the CDC’s recent study of antidepressants, which showed a 400% increase in usage.
Today, about 1 in 10 people in the United States aged 12 and over takes antidepressant medication. The data for this study was gathered from National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys collected between 2005 and 2008.