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Rates of common mental disorders double up

Depression, anxiety and substance abuse may affect many more people than previously thought

12:35pm, September 17, 2009

Some mental disorders aren’t merely common—they’re the norm.

Depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol dependence and marijuana dependence affect roughly twice as many people as had previously been estimated, a new study finds. Nearly 60 percent of the population experiences at least one of thes

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