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WHO says more than 350 million people worldwide have depression ...

and predicts that by 2020, the disorder will rival heart disease as the illness with the highest global disease burden.

The evidence is that both our genes and our early childhood experiences contribute …

governments should consider screening adolescents to try to reduce the number who go on to suffer major and recurring bouts of depression…

‘Early screening in the service of early intervention to try to prevent later mental health problems undoubtedly has allure,’ said Felicity Callard of London’s Institute of Psychiatry.
‘But to grow up with the knowledge that you are ‘at high risk’ of future mental health problems can affect the very way in which you grow up – and thereby… embed a sense that you are mentally vulnerable, with potentially untoward consequences.’
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