Depression Rates Higher Among Affluent Nations

by Savitha C Muppala on  July 29, 2011 at 4:50 PM Mental Health News
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Depression rates seem to be varying around the world and a recent study has found that depression is higher among people living in affluent nations.

According to WHO statistics, nearly 121 million people worldwide are in the throes of depression.
 Depression Rates Higher Among Affluent Nations
Depression Rates Higher Among Affluent Nations

Nearly 10 rich nations were surveyed as part of the study. The survey showed that close to 15% of the population were depressed at least once during their lives. The U.S reported second highest rate of depression at 19.2 % following France which topped the list with 21%.  

Low to middle income countries reported much lower rates of depression.  



Source: Medindia

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