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Three out of four Britons suffer depression

1st February 2010

Research has found that 75% of people in Britain are suffering, or have suffered, from depression at some time in their lives.

The poll also discovered that women have more likelihood of feeling depressed than men. Financial worries were the biggest cause of depression. Zelda Peters, director for mental health at the charity Turning Point, said: "We know that, if diagnosed early, mild depression can be successfully treated. If not, it can escalate and lead to unemployment or long-term sickness, and even to negative behaviours such as drinking more, missing work or college and lying to family and friends."


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David Purves

Tuesday 2nd February 2010 @ 14:35

The deeply sad thing about depression is that it is very treatable. With the use of modern technology no one needs to remain in pain from depression or anxiety. With the computerised CBT program Blues Begone we have successfully treated over 1000 patients in the NHS. We achieve almost a 70% cure rate without the patient even seeing a therapist. Treatment is all done at home. The sufferer is in control of their own tailored treatment strategy. That is modern technology working to improve human lives. See some of our research on www.bluesbegone.co.uk

Dr David Purves

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