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Living in rich countries, depression linked

July 27, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A new study suggests that living in a wealthy country may be making people depressed.

According to a study from the World Health Organization, the rates of depression for affluent nations are higher than those for lower income nations.

Researchers estimate that 15 percent of people have had an episode of clinical depression in high income nations.

In low income countries, that number went down to 11 percent.

France and the United States are at the top with the highest rates of depression. China and Mexico have the lowest.