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Depression May Affect Blacks More Severely Than Whites

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - BOSTON, March 6 -- Depression tends to be more severe and persistent in blacks than in whites, according to a national epidemiologic study.

Furthermore, less than half of African Americans with depression receive any form of treatment, reported David R. Williams, Ph.D., of the Harvard School of Public Health here, in the March issue of Archives of General Psychiatry.

However, the lifetime prevalence of depression is higher among whites than blacks, Dr. Williams and colleagues said.

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