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Oral Health and Depression

An estimated 300 million people worldwide and 16.2 million in America alone suffer from the mental health disorder clinical depression. Depression can strike anyone at any time. It can be motivated by any number of causes, both external and internal. Depression is the most common mental health disorder in the country, striking nearly 7 percent of the adult population at any time. Unfortunately, researchers estimate that only about 37 percent of those affected actively seek treatment, leaving over 60 percent of sufferers struggling to do everyday tasks. Some of those tasks include self-care and basic hygiene.

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