Depression is one of the most commonly seen conditions in primary care. One in 4 women and 1 in 10 men will suffer from a major depressive episode during their lifetime. Nearly 6%, or 380,000, of all adult New Yorkers each year report clinically significant emotional distress. Depressive disorders play an important role in the etiology, course and outcomes associated with chronic diseases, and if untreated, depression can lead to increased disability and suicide.
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