Vulnerable to Depression If You Are in 40s

Depression is some sort of mood disorder in which you may feel sad, helplessness, worried or a loss of interest in life. Now new research suggests that 44 is the age at which we are most vulnerable to depression. 10 % of people have depression at some time in their lives. Depression happens most often in people between the ages of 24 and 44 years.

From the BBC article:

Data analysis on two million people from 80 countries found a remarkably consistent pattern around the world. The risk of depression was lowest in younger and older people, with the middle-aged years associated with the highest risk for both men and women. Andy Bell, of the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, said mental health problems were extremely common – but he stressed they could occur at any time in life.

=> Depression risk ‘highest in 40s’

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