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More Individuals Suffer From Psychological Distress, Study Finds [VIDEO]

Update Date: Apr 18, 2017 11:13 AM EDT

A new study reveals that more Americans are suffering from depression, stress, and anxiety lately. There are more individuals now that are suffering from psychological distress. There may be several reasons why the statistics have gone up in this recent study.

The research led by Judith Weissman, a researcher in the department of medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City indicated that mental illness is on the rise this time. Suicide also is rampant while access to care for people suffering from stress, anxiety, depression is not getting better according to CBS News.

It is indicated that the rise in the number of people suffering from stress, anxiety, depression may be a long term after-effect of the Great Recession that began in 2007. The Great Recession has been stressful for many and has created a lasting effect for certain individuals.

There are those affected by the Great Recession that has not been given the psychological assistance they need. This may be because of several reasons. Some of these individuals may not have the money for psychological attention and there are those that their condition may stop them from seeking the care they really need.

This recent study involved data from a survey conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention. It was found that between 2006 and 2014 there has been a decrease in medical health care for people who were psychologically distressed.

The study suggested that out of the data gathered, one in 10 Americans did not have access to psychological treatment. Some do not have do not have the medical insurance. This would have given people who are psychologically distressed access to psychological treatment.

Meanwhile, the study indicated that most of the people suffering from psychological distress were those that were less likely to get the condition. These individuals were from the ages 45 to 59 in the U.S. as reported by CNN.

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