CDC Report: Southerners More Likely To Suffer From Depression

New data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently revealed that while 9 percent of Americans suffer from depression, the illness is more common in the South. Rates were over 10 percent in Tennessee, Louisiana and Oklahoma, according to the Los Angeles Times. Depression may result in drug or alcohol addiction over time, but rehabilitation facilities can help individuals recover and live healthier lives.

Surveys, conducted by researchers in 2006 and 2008, found that age and marital status played large roles in depression as well. Using criteria from the fourth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, analysts found that 4.6 percent of adults between the ages of 45 and 64 had bouts of extreme depression. Only 2.8 percent of young adults between 18 and 24 experienced major depression.

Approximately 6 percent of individuals who were divorced went through depression, while nearly 4 percent of people who had never been married experienced it as well. Only 2.2 percent of adults who were currently married said they had felt depressed two weeks prior to being surveyed.

Individuals suffering from depression and addiction as a result of the illness can find help at rehabilitation facilities. Treatment centers can also provide people with the resources they need to make a full recovery.