In other medical news...
A new study finds a majority of Americans suffering
from depression are never treated.
According to a recent study released yesterday by
the Journal of the American Medical Association.
less than one-third of those who screen positive for
the mood disorder receive treatment.
The paper found eight-point-four percent of participants
screened positive for the disorder.
and only 28-point-seven percent of them received any
depression treatment within a year.
Local health officials say the low treatment rate
for depression is likely due to people thinking they
can get better on their own.
They're feeling like they should be able to do this
on their own, but it's not that easy and sometimes
just coming and getting the help of someone who can
help you manage those pieces and make a good treatment
plan, then you go out and you change those things
in your life and you can feel better.
Officials say the first step is to acknowledge you
may have a problem and ask your doctor.