Sponsored Links

U.S., French Citizens More Depressed

depressed-on-melrose.png

According to a study sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), more people report being depressed in France and the U.S. than anywhere else in the world. More than 89,000 people from 18 countries were interviewed for the purpose of this study.

More than 21 percent of people in France and 19.2 percent of people in the U.S. reported that they had an extended period of depression in their lifetime. Fifteen percent of respondents in high-income countries reported having an episode of depression, in stark contrast to 11 percent from low-income countries, noted a study published on July 25 in BMC Medicine.

As per the WHO, depression impacts nearly 121 million people in the world and is the second biggest reason for shorter life spans among 15-44 year olds.

“There are a lot of people in the U.S. who say they aren’t satisfied with their lives,” Richard Kessler, a professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, said in an interview. “U.S. expectations know no bounds and people in other countries are just happy to have a meal on the table.”

“There’s no change in biological depression, but what’s going up is the more mild depression,” Kessler said. “Objective things haven’t changed. We have an expectation that everything’s going to turn out perfect but it doesn’t.”

photo by John Nyboer

Sponsored Links

Call to Speak to a Specialist

Call 1-877-398-2002 Anytime To Discuss Treatment Options if you or a loved one is struggling with mental health issues.

Find a Treatment Center

To search by State and City instead of by Zip Code / Postal Code, select a state from the list below.

Select a State Below

 

Support Groups

SupportGroups.com

For individuals, friends and families who are looking to connect during life's challenging times. Share personal experiences, evaluate information and get support during times of need, illness, treatment or recovery.

Related News

  • news thumbnail
    According to a new study, people who experience troubles and adversity early in life are more likely to become depressed later on than others when confronted with minor bumps …
  • news thumbnail
    It is not hyperbole to say that Europe is plagued by mental health disorders or even brain disease. With almost 165 million people or 38 percent of the population of 30 Europ…
  • news thumbnail
    According to a new study, adult females who suffer from clinical depression are 29 percent more likely to also get a stroke than women of the same age who don’t have depress…
 

Related Videos

 

Related Articles

  • news thumbnail
    Depression is a mental condition in which a person feels sad, down or unhappy for an extended period of time. It comes in a variety of shapes and size, with some depression cases lasting an extremel…
  • news thumbnail
    According to a recent research project, men who have trouble falling asleep generally have a greater likelihood of developing depression than those who fall asleep easily. The study, conducted at the …
  • news thumbnail
    Depression is a mental illness that impacts the way individuals think about themselves, other people and their surroundings. It involves both physical and mental symptoms, and it affects the way peopl…
 

 
disclaimer

The information provided on the PsyWeb.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her health professional. This information is solely for informational and educational purposes. The publication of this information does not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider. Neither the owners or employees of PsyWeb.com nor the author(s) of site content take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of medication which results from reading this site. Always speak with your primary health care provider before engaging in any form of self treatment. Please see our Legal Statement for further information.

Sponsored Links

SupportGroups.com

visit SupportGroups.com

SupportGroups.com provides a support network for those dealing with mental health and other life's challenges. Click on the following links to get the support in a confidential, caring environment.

 
Call 877-568-6270 anytime to speak with a treatment specialist.