Rates of depression appear to be increasing world-wide. Perhaps not surprising when pandemics are also world-side. There are some interesting tidbits, too. WHO has reported that from 2005-2015, depression rates increased globally by 20%. Studies suggest that people born after 1945 were ten times more likely to experience depression than people born before 1945. An aging population and increasing stress in industrial countries could also be contributing.
Based on a country’s gross domestic product (GDP), the higher a nation’s GNP the higher the rate of depression. Depressive Disorder is a debilitating mental health problem and there are things you can do about it.