Wednesday, September 14, 2016

U.S. Ranked 3rd Among Most Depressed Countries in the World

Via Billy

SRINAGAR, INDIA - JANUARY 14:  Kashmiris wait to see a government psychiatrist at the Out Patient Department of the government run Psychiatric Hospital on January 14, 2008 in Srinagar, Kashmir. A board listing available drugs at subsidized rates is posted inside the hospital. Thousands of Kashmiris suffer from depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD following nearly two decades of a violent insurgency and military troop presence. International aid workers say Kashmir has one of the worst cases of chronic trauma on the planet. Figures of Kashmiri dead vary from 100,00 to 45,000 victims with an estimated 10,100 missing or disappeared. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)

The U.S. is one of the most depressed countries in the world, according to the World Health Organization.

In terms of quality years of life lost due to disability or death – a widely adopted public health metric that measures the overall burden of disease – the U.S. ranked third for unipolar depressive disorders, just after India and China.

India, China and the U.S. are also the countries most affected by anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to WHO.


  1. That's because most of the countries in the world don't bother diagnosing or treating disorders that can pass for normal most of the time.

    Also, if you live in Africa, life sucks. Being depressed about it is a normal reaction.

    1. if you live in Africa, life sucks. Being depressed about it is a normal reaction.

      Good point.