For their analysis, the researchers included all veterans who had received at least two diagnoses of depression during the study, or had received both a diagnosis of depression and filled a prescription for an antidepressant. With bipolar disorder with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorders were not included because their different prognoses with people, ‘ ‘unipolar ‘depression. In all, the analysis of data from 807,694 of the 1.5 million veterans diagnosed with depression since 1997.
The study, conducted by researchers at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and the University of Michigan Health System and UM Depression Center is in the December issue of the American Journal of Public Health issue veterans veterans issues appear.SAMHSA, of public health provider ships the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the lead federal authority on improving the quality of and availability of of drug prevention, treatment of addiction and mental health services the United States. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrationmentalhealth.gov / infant / child health.