Shocking Depression Statistics In India

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56,675,969 people suffer from depression in India as of 2015 42.5% of corporate employees in India suffer from depression The government estimates that about 1 in 5 people in the country need counselling, either psychological or psychiatric 3 of every 100 residents in urban areas are estimated to suffer from depression The rate of emotional problems such as anxiety and depression among corporate employees has increased by 45-50 per cent between 2008 and 2015 36% of Indians are likely to suffer from major depression at some point in their lives Nearly 38.5% of corporate employees sleep less than 6 hours a day, causing diseases like depression, hypertension, sugar etc Nearly half of those with severe mental disease aren't treated In all 135,445 people committed suicide in 2012 in India. An average of 371 suicides daily The total estimated number of people living with depression increased by 18.4% between 2005 and 2015 Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the 18-29 age group Most suicides in India are by people aged below 44 years On average, in India, 20.9 people commit suicide per every 100,000 people

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