Fitness & Health | 2 months ago
Here's where Ireland ranks on the list of the most depressed people in the Western World
They surveyed participants between 25 to 64 years of age.

A worrying statistic for Ireland.

Irish people are among the most depressed people in the Western World, new data reveals.

According to the OCED, Ireland ranks second on the list just behind Iceland.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) conducted the survey and the data collected suggested that women are more likely to report the condition than men.

Those surveyed were between the ages of 25 and 64-years-old and the study found that 12% of Irish people who took part reported having depression.

Ireland's figures are the same as Poland, Italy and Greece combined.

Iceland with 14% top the list and Britain (10%) came in joint seventh place with Sweden and Luxembourg and alongside us on 12% are Germany and Turkey.

The OECD analysed data from European health interview survey results and other national surveys across the world.

Around 10% of women are more likely to report depression at 10% compared to 6% of men.


The ranking countries of 25-64-year-olds who reported suffering from depression are as follows:

  1. Iceland 14
  2. Ireland 12
  3. Germany 12
  4. Turkey 12
  5. Finland 11
  6. Portugal 11
  7. United
    Kingdom 10
  8. Sweden 10
  9. Luxembourg 10
  10. Netherlands 9
  11. Latvia 9
  12. Austria 8
  13. Denmark 8
  14. Norway 8
  15. Slovenia 8
  16. Austria 8
  17. Belgium 7
  18. Spain 7
  19. France 6
  20. Estonia 5
  21. Czech
    Republic 4
  22. Greece 4
  23. Italy 4
  24. Poland 4
  25. Slovak
    Republic 4

Remember, if you are feeling low - you are not alone. There are many people and organisations out there who will do their utmost to get you the help you need.

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Health, Mental Health, Depression