Common Pre Diseases

DEPRESSION – Relevant Facts

Prevalence of depression = 9% of general population

Prevalence of major depression = 3.4% of population

Females have higher prevalence

Risk of suicide: 20 fold greater in depressed individuals

Risk of death by all causes: Depressed individuals twice likely to die prematurely compared with the general population

Absenteeism and Presenteeism: Average of over 27 workdays per year were lost per depressed employee