Almost half the U.S. population suffers from depression. A community-based research has widely reported this. True, this is alarming! But, should we breathe a sigh of relief with a new research, which claims that this percentage is greatly exaggerated or is a misrepresentation? One of the two sociologists who conducted the research damned the extraordinarily high rates of untreated mental illness reported by community studies as false. “Moreover, because people experiencing normal reactions to stressful events are less likely than the truly disordered to seek medical attention, such questions are bound to inflate estimates of the rate of untreated disorder,” the authors state while reporting the findings in Contexts magazine (Winter 2006), published by the American Sociological Association.
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