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May 9, 2005

Philadelphia is the most depressed city in the United States

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Yes, the City of Brotherly Love beat out Detroit, St. Petersburg and St. Louis for the title.

Men's Health magazine conducted the poll, which considered information on antidepressant sales, suicide rates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and data from the CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

The least depressed city in the U.S. was... Laredo, Texas.

Below is the entire list of 101 cities, from the chosen (up top, with grades of A+ and gold stars on their report cards) to the "hosen" down in the sub–basement, licking their wounds about their grades of F.

And even that doesn't work out very well for these sad folks — wound healing has been demonstrated to be impaired in depressed people.

There is truly no justice in this world.

The results were published on March 15 of this year and appeared in the April issue of the magazine.

The list:

    1. Laredo, TX -- A+

    2. El Paso, TX -- A+

    3. Jersey City, NJ -- A+

    4. Corpus Christi, TX -- A+

    5. Baton Rouge, LA -- A

    6. Honolulu, HI -- A-

    7. Fresno, CA -- A-

    8. San Jose, CA -- A-

    9. Lincoln, NE -- B+

    10. Bakersfield, CA -- B+

    11. Buffalo, NY -- B+

    12. Anchorage, AK -- B+

    13. Stockton, CA -- B+

    14. Shreveport, LA -- B+

    15. (tie) Madison, WI -- B

    15. (tie) Montgomery, AL -- B

    15. (tie) Des Moines, IA -- B

    18. Wichita, KS -- B

    19. (tie) Sacramento, CA -- B

    19. (tie) Omaha, NE -- B

    21. Memphis, TN -- B

    22. New Orleans, LA -- B

    23. (tie) Raleigh, NC -- B-

    23. (tie) Fort Wayne, IN -- B-

    25. (tie) Fremont, CA -- B-

    25. (tie) Oakland, CA -- B-

    27. Modesto, CA -- B-

    28. Tacoma, WA -- B-

    29. Toledo, OH -- B-

    30. Boise, ID -- B-

    31. Lubbock, TX -- C+

    32. Little Rock, AR -- C+

    33. Spokane, WA -- C+

    34. Grand Rapids, MI -- C+

    35. San Antonio, TX -- C+

    36. (tie) Newark, NJ -- C+

    36. (tie) Akron, OH -- C+

    36. (tie) Austin, TX -- C+

    39. Miami, FL -- C+

    40. Richmond, VA -- C+

    41. Lexington, KY -- C+

    42. Jacksonville, FL -- C+

    43. Rochester, NY -- C+

    44. San Diego, CA -- C

    45. Durham, NC -- C

    46. Albuquerque, NM -- C

    47. Charlotte, NC -- C

    48. Tulsa, OK -- C

    49. Providence, RI -- C

    50. Greensboro, NC -- C

    51. Colorado Springs, CO -- C

    52. Chesapeake, VA -- C

    53. (tie) Tucson, AZ -- C

    53. (tie) Birmingham, AL -- C

    53. (tie) Oklahoma City, OK -- C

    53. (tie) Columbus, OH -- C

    57. Norfolk, VA -- C-

    58. (tie) Arlington, TX -- C-

    58. (tie) Fort Worth, TX -- C-

    58. (tie) Riverside, CA -- C-

    61. Plano, TX -- C-

    62. (tie) Baltimore, MD -- C-

    62. (tie) San Francisco, CA -- C-

    62. (tie) Louisville, KY -- C-

    65. Virginia Beach, VA -- C-

    66. Orlando, FL -- D+

    67. Las Vegas, NV -- D+

    68. Washington, D.C. -- D+

    69. Cincinnati, OH -- D+

    70. Denver, CO -- D+

    71. (tie) Boston, MA -- D

    71. (tie) St. Paul, MN -- D

    71. (tie) Seattle, WA -- D

    74. Chicago, IL -- D

    75. Aurora, CO -- D

    76. Milwaukee, WI -- D

    77. Houston, TX -- D

    78. Minneapolis, MN -- D

    79. (tie) Dallas, TX -- D

    79. (tie) Garland, TX -- D

    81. Anaheim, CA -- D

    82. Portland, OR -- D

    83. (tie) Long Beach, CA -- D

    83. (tie) Los Angeles, CA -- D

    83. (tie) Nashville, TN -- D

    86. (tie) Yonkers, NY -- D

    86. (tie) Pittsburgh, PA -- D

    86. (tie) Kansas City, MO -- D

    89. Atlanta, GA -- D

    90. Salt Lake City, UT -- D-

    91. New York, NY -- D-

    92. Cleveland, OH -- F

    93. (tie) Mesa, AZ -- F

    93. (tie) Phoenix, AZ -- F

    93. (tie) Scottsdale, AZ -- F

    96. Indianapolis, IN -- F

    97. Tampa, FL -- F

    98. St. Louis, MO -- F

    99. St. Petersburg, FL -- F

    100. Detroit, MI -- F

    101. Philadelphia, PA -- F

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