Depression hit 121 million people globally

Depression hit 121 million people globally

Leipzig : Germany | Jul 26, 2011 at 6:25 AM PDT
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In rich countries, more people are affected by depression than in poorer ones. But one of the main causes is the same everywhere.

121 million people affected by depression. The large international team led by Evelyn Bromet reports from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. The study is published in the journal "BMC Medicine." Basis, detailed interviews with more than 89,000 people from 18 countries. For Germany, Herbert Matschinger was involved from the Institute of Social Medicine at the University of Leipzig.

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The ten high-income countries are Germany, Belgium, France, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain and the United States. The eight remaining middle-and low income were as Brazil, India, China, Mexico, South Africa and Ukraine.

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