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01 Oct 2012

One in 10 workers has taken time off for depression

The Mori survey was carried out for the European Depression Association (EDA) in Britain, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Turkey, Spain and France.

Those in Britain, Denmark and Germany were most likely to be off work because of depression.

A British expert said support for people with depression was improving.

Overall, 20% of the 7,000 polled had received a diagnosis of depression at some point in their lives.

The highest rate was in Britain, where 26% had been diagnosed and the lowest in Italy, where the figure was 12%.

Among workers experiencing depression, those in Germany (61%), Denmark (60%), and Britain (58%) were most likely to take time off work, while those in Turkey were the least likely (25%).

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