Mini-quiz: Major Depressive Disorder

February 25, 2013

Major depression is a common chronic illness within the general US population. What is the approximate prevalence for MDD in the US population?

Major depression is a common chronic illness within the general US population. How common? Take the quiz, learn more.

 

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Answer:c

Major depression is a common chronic illness within the general US population, with a prevalence of approximately 5% to 10%.

For more on this topic, please see Treatment Implications for Comorbid Diabetes Mellitus and Depression, by Shane M. Coleman, MD and Wayne Katon, MD, from which this quiz was adapted.