Chronic Diarrhea and Constipation are More Common in Depressed Individuals

Abstract Background & Aims Depression is a major health issue in the United States and is highly comorbid with gastrointestinal conditions. We collected data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a representative sample of the US population, to study the relationship between depression and bowel habits. Methods Using data from the NHANES […]

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Mental Health Issues Increasingly Seen in Young Americans

Study Synopsis and Perspective: Depression has increased in the U.S. over recent years, with the fastest rise in youth and young adults, according to health insurance data. Certain aspects of digital media, such as the introduction of smartphones and social media, have also been linked to a higher likelihood of major depressive disorder, specifically among millennials. While […]

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Are Young Adults Given to More Mental Distress?

Mood disorders increased in young adults across the past decade, with smaller and less consistent trends observed in older adults, according to national survey data. Of more than 500,000 survey participants, the percentage of adolescents ages 12 to 17 (“iGen,” “Generation Z”) experiencing a major depressive episode in the last year increased by 52% from […]

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