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Statistics On Depression

Statistics on Depression 1in 4 British Adults suffer from at least one mental disorder per year (Mental health foundation, 2007) Between 8% and 12% of the population experience depression annually, making it the most common mental disorder in Britain (Mental health foundation, 2007) 100 Women are more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression as men 50 (World Health Organisation) Successive Epis odes First Episode ISecond Epis ode Third Epis ode The chance of suffering a depressive episode increases with each successive episode, with more than half of the people who suffer a single episode suffering a second. (Mental health foundation, 2007) (Health & social care information centre, 2005) In the UK, there are nearly 80,000 children suffering from severe depression. And over 8000 of those children are under 10 years old (Health & social care information centre, 2005) Approximately 0.8% of the population suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder; with sufferers being affected during either Summer or Winter months (Mertal heath foundation, 2007 .... -..-- ....-- (Counselling-directo ry) Postnatal depression affects between 10% and 15% of mothers Up to a year after the birth of their child, approximately 25% of mothers who have been diagnosed with Postnatal depression will still suffer symptoms NHs 2011 Postnatal depression is more prevalent in mothers who already have children; there is a 13% higher risk of developing Postnatal depression in this demographic when compared to first time mothers (NHS, 2011) Infographic provided by Chrysalis Online Courses Chance of relapse (%)

Statistics On Depression

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This infographic reveals the shocking statistics surrounding sufferers of depression in modern day life.


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