HealthDay (9/19, Reinberg) reports, “Nearly 10% of Americans suffer from depression, with the mood disorder increasing fastest among teens and young adults,” researchers concluded after examining data drawn from the 2015-2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. In fact, “between 2015 and 2020, incidence of depression reached 9% among Americans 12 and older,” while “among teens and young adults, the depression rate stood at 17% in 2020, the researchers found.” One researcher “said it’s possible that growing feelings of helplessness and economic distress are fueling depression, the leading mental health disorder in the nation,” and “the COVID-19 pandemic has only made mental health worse.” The findings were published online Sept. 19 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)