Can where I live make me depressed?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who live in the Southeast region of the United States have the highest rates of depression. Researchers believe that depression in this area may arise from other health problems. These include obesity, heart disease, stroke, and sleep disorders.

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