Which demographic groups are at higher risk for major depressive disorder (clinical depression)?

Updated: Mar 28, 2019
  • Author: Jerry L Halverson, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Hispanic youths in Los Angeles county (aged 12-17 years) reported more symptoms of depression, independent of socioeconomic status, when compared with white, black, or Asian American adolescents, using the Children's Depression Inventory (CDI). [56] This study also found significant effects of social class on depression. As income decreased, the average prevalence of depression increased.


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