It's A Sad, Sad World

Depression is on the rise, and the young are the most vulnerable

IF THE WORLD HAS BEEN GETTING YOU DOWN LATEly, you're not alone. According to a major international study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the younger you are, the greater the chance that you have suffered from clinical depression sometime in your life. The investigation combined 12 local and regional studies made during the 1980s in such places as the U.S., Taiwan, Munich, Paris, Beirut and Christchurch, New Zealand. In virtually every case, people born before 1905 had a lower rate of depression than those born between 1905 and 1914, who in turn had a lower rate than...

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