Depression among Americans has more than tripled in the law few years. The number of Americans seeking help for depression has increased from 1.7 million in 1987 to 6.3 million in 1997.
Source: Mark Olfson, MD, MPH; Steven C. Marcus, PhD; Benjamin Druss, MD; Lynn Elinson, PhD; Terri Tanielian, MA; Harold Alan Pincus, MD, "National Trends in the Outpatient Treatment of Depression," Journal of American Medical Association, Vol. 287, No. 2, January 9, 2002.