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Tiny minority of people with depression get treatment, study finds

Dec 2nd, 2016 by

In poorest countries, only one in 27 people with depression receive adequate treatment, according to researchers

Only a small minority of people with depression across the world, just one in 27 in the poorest countries, receive even minimally adequate treatment for their condition, a major study has found.

Researchers from King’s College London, Harvard Medical School and the World Health Organisation (WHO) found that even in wealthy countries only one in five people with depression received adequate treatment.

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