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Depression and Latinas

In any given year, 10-14 million people experience a clinical depression; women ages 18-45 account for the largest proportion of this group. Latinas may be at an increased risk: They experience depression at roughly twice the rate of Latinos and they are more likely to experience depression than Caucasian or African American women.

According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control, Latina teenagers in the United States are the group most likely to seriously consider suicide, which is associated with depression. (continue)

Depression in Latinas Fact Sheet (PDF)


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