Greece records among lowest rates of chronic depression within EU

Greece recorded among the lowest rates of chronic depression in its population for 2019, according to the latest data reported by Eurostat.

With both Greece and Cyprus reporting under 5%, the EU average was 7.2% reporting chronic depression, a small increase compared with 2014 (+0.3 percentage points).

Among the EU countries, Slovenia (15.1%) had the highest share of the population reporting chronic depression in 2019, followed by Portugal (12.2%) and Sweden (11.7%).

In contrast, the share of people reporting chronic depression was lowest in Romania (1.0%), Bulgaria (2.7%) and Malta (3.5%).

Greece records among lowest rates of chronic depression within EU 1In 2019, the share of people reporting chronic depression was higher for women than men in all EU Member States.

Portugal recorded the highest share of women reporting chronic depression (16.4%), closely followed by Slovenia (16.0%).

Slovenia also recorded the highest share of men reporting chronic depression (14.3%), followed by Sweden (10.0%) and Germany (9.9%).

This news item is published on the occasion of World Suicide Prevention Day, joining hands with the rest of the world to raise awareness of suicide and mental health.

 

source: Eurostat

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