How common is depression?

Around 5-8 % of people are currently suffering from depression worldwide. It’s most common in people aged 18-29. 

Depression is twice as common in women than in men and 20-25 % of women will experience a depressive episode during their lifetime.

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What causes depression?

We have a lot more to learn about the root causes of depression, but it’s clear that depression has a genetic component. Relatives