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  • Of those diagnosed with clinical depression, 80% of those that sought help showed improvement in their lives.
  • Major depression is more 1 ½ - 3 times more likely if there is a close relative with the disorder.
  • The number of people suffering from depression has more than doubled in the last 50 years
  • 1 in 4 women will suffer depression
  • Women suffer depression twice as often as men
  • Depression is one of the most treatable psychological illnesses
  • Two thirds of people with depression do not seek medical help.
  • 15% of people with depression will commit suicide.
  • Suicide risks for people with bipolar disorder are 15 times higher than the general public.
  • 7-8% of women are suffering from a moderate to severe depression.
  • 3-4% of men are suffering from a moderate to severe depression.
  • About 5 people in every thousand will suffer from bipolar disorder.
  • Bipolar disorder is as common in men as women.



 

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