Depression is a mental disease that is slowly taking over the world by storm. There are always stories of people succumbing to depression due to events happening in their lives. Studies show that major depression is twice as common in women as it is in men, though those studies haven’t been able to explain why. In fact, depression is so serious that it is the second leading cause of death, after heart disease.If you’ve ever wondered where depression is most prevalent, then wonder no more. Here are the top 50 of the most depressed countries in the world.
The United States
According to the World Health Organization, the United States is one of the most depressed countries in the world. The population of the United States is one of the countries most affected by anxiety, schizophrenia, and manic-depressive disorder. The National Alliance on Mental Illness has stated that at least one in five adults has experienced some form of mental illness each year; the downside is that only 41% of those adults received mental health care that year. There is something of a stigma surrounding mental illness and that is part of the reason why most people don’t seek help.