President Trump on Wednesday praised the results of the study, which was conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University and published in the journal PLOS Medicine.
“We’re just happy that it’s finally getting done,” he said at the White House.
“They have done such a great job and they’ve got a lot of good people working on it.”
But he also cautioned against over-reacting to the results, saying they show there’s a lot to learn from the study.
Trump has called unipolar and bipolar depression a “public health crisis.”
He has also called for a national effort to identify and treat people with these disorders.
The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, involved more than 5,000 people, including more than 1,500 who had a history of depression.
The participants completed a questionnaire about their life experiences and symptoms, and were tracked by a computer system called Neuro-Predictive Behaviors.
The data was then analyzed to find the prevalence of each disorder, which included depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders and social anxiety disorder.
The researchers also compared the prevalence in the United States and the countries they were based in, using data from the World Health Organization and the World Bank.
The research was supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Department of Defense, the U of M’s Graduate School of Education, and the Department and National Science Foundation.