August 12, 2013

According to Google

1 When and Where We’re Most Depressed

Based on a nine-year analysis of tens of millions of Google searches for health-related information on depression, using queries such as "depression treatment" and "depression symptoms," Americans are most depressed on February 27, and least depressed on Christmas Day and, for whatever reason, August 11. August is in fact our least depressing month, with April being the most depressing. Our most depressed state is North Dakota and the least depressed is Virginia. Our most and least depressed cities are Presque Isle, Maine, and San Francisco respectively. On average, a one percent rise in state unemployment correlates with a 2 percent rise in depression. The strongest predictive factor for a locale's depression level is its average temperature in January; the colder, the gloomier.

More at Nytimes.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

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Tags: Depression, Depression in the U.S., Statistics on Depression, Coping with Depression, Research on Depression

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