Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide.1 Yet, most US adults who screen positive for depressive symptoms do not receive treatment.2 In the past decade, expansion of mental health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA)3 may have promoted an increase in the treatment of adults with depression. We examined trends in the prevalence of adults who screened positive for depression and the proportion receiving treatment from 2007 to 2016, with consideration of health insurance coverage.
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Rhee TG, Wilkinson ST, Steffens DC, Rosenheck RA, Olfson M. Prevalence of Treatment for Depression Among US Adults Who Screen Positive for Depression, 2007-2016. JAMA Psychiatry. Published online July 01, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.1818
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