Anxiety Disorders Program News Archive

Nearly 5% of U.S. population suffers from persistent depression or anxiety

Study finds that few receive appropriate treatment for disorders:   Though effective treatments are available for individuals suffering from chronic depression and anxiety, very little is known about how often these treatments are used or how prevalent these conditions are among the nation's general population. But in a first-of-its-kind study, UCLA researchers have developed estimates for both the prevalence of chronic psychiatric illness in the general population and how often individuals suffering from such illnesses receive appropriate treatment.   (2 Dec 08)