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WHO: Most People With Depression Get Poor Care or None at All

The vast majority of the estimated 350 million people worldwide suffering from depression are not receiving even minimally adequate treatment, according to an international study backed by the World Health Organization. The research, which covered almost 50,000 people in 21 countries, found that even in wealthy nations with relatively good health services, barely 20 percent of depression patients get adequate treatment. In poor countries the situation is far worse, the study found,...

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