1. 350
    million people of all ages around the world suffer from depression.
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  2. Women are approximately two times more likely than men to suffer from major depression.
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  3. Placebos are 31% to 38% effective in treating depression, compared to 46% to 54% for antidepressants.
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  4. Depression can cause you to dream up to 3 to 4 times more than you normally would.
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  5. Severe Depression can cause us to biologically age more by increasing the aging process in cells.
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  6. 1 in 8 adolescents in the U.S. have clinical depression.
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  7. Research conducted on comedians and funny people have shown they are usually more depressed than average.
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  8. 10 times more people
    suffer from
    major depression
    now than in 1945.
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  9. People who spend a lot of time on the internet are more likely to be depressed, lonely and mentally unstable, a study found.
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  10. Iceland is very depressed: it has the world's highest rate of antidepressant use.
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  11. Lincoln suffered depression and avoided carrying knives, fearing he would use it on himself.
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  12. Elephants and chimpanzees can display behavior patterns similar to post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.
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  13. 1 in 5 people in France
    has experienced depression
    making it the most depressed
    country in the world.
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  14. Sigmund Freud recommended Cocaine as treatment for depression, alcoholism, and morphine addiction.
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  15. Gratitude can boost dopamine and serotonin, just like antidepressants.
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  16. Moderate exercise can not only treat but actually prevent episodes of depression in the long term.
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  17. 14.8 million American adults have depression. That's 6.7% of the U.S. population age 18 and older.
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  18. The median age for depression in the U.S. is 32.
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  19. In Belgium, people with autism, bipolar disorder, depression and other mental illnesses can request to be euthanised.
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  20. Women who use a hormonal form of birth control are more likely to be diagnosed with depression compared to those who don't.
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  21. Some users of antidepressant Clomipramine have found that it causes the strange side effect of orgasms after yawning.
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  22. Learned helplessness is a condition in which a person suffers from a sense of powerlessness, arising from a traumatic event or persistent failure to succeed. It is thought to be one of the underlying causes of depression.
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  23. Postpartum depression in fathers is very real: about 10% of men report symptoms of depression following the birth of a child.
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  24. People who work more than 11 hours a day are almost 2.5 times more likely to have a major depressive episode than those who work 7 to 8.
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