Appalachian region more depressed than rest of the US: Study

Appalachian region more depressed than rest of the US: Study

Depression is common in the United States and it is the leading cause of disability in the country for people aged between 15 and 44.3 years. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), an estimated 16.1 million adults aged 18 or older in the U.S. had at least one major depressive episode in 2014.  While the entire nation is grappling with the issue of depression caused by various factors, researchers have identified the Appalachian region to be more depressed than the rest of the U.S. Read more

Law students prefer to be silent about their depression, alcohol and drug use: Study

Law students prefer to be silent about their depression, alcohol and drug use: Study

The substance abuse problem has acquired the status of an epidemic in the United States, and no section of the society is untouched by it, not even the highly qualified professionals. According to a study published in the Bar Examiner magazine in December 2015, law students suffering from an addiction and/or a mental illness are reluctant to make their problem public, fearing they might lose the right to practice law later. Read more