Wednesday, 27 July 2011

India, among most depressed nations in the world: WHO Report


Wealthier nations are more depressed than those in relatively poorer ones.
A WHO research has revealed that people living in wealthier nations are more depressed than those in relatively poorer ones.
According to research cited by The Independent, India was recorded to be among the nations with the highest rate of depression in the world at 36% making it an exception to the rule. The booming democracy is going through an unprecedented socio-economic change, which often become the reason for depression.
In France, the Netherlands and America, more than 30% of people suffered from a “major depressive mode” which was far higher than China’s figure of 12%.
The WHO found that  one in seven people in rich countries is likely to get depression over their lifetime which is equivalent to 15%, while one in nine (11%) in middle and low income countries is likely to go through the blues over their lifetime.


The global study also showed that women are twice as likely to suffer from the blues compared to men.
The findings were published in BMC (BioMed Central) Medicine, a medical journal.

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