Depression or anxiety affects nearly one in five UK adults
The decades of poor diet, lack of sleep, too much stress, not enough joyful fun, too much processed sugar-rich foods, constipation and bad gut care, have created a tsunami of depression around the world.
The UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported on June 19, 2013, that:
- The highest incidence of mental illness is in women aged 50-54
- 20% of UK adults experience anxiety or depression
- 27% of divorced or separated people had signs of the conditions
- 38% of the depressed said they were relatively unhappy with their health
The UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) study is part of the ONS Measuring National Wellbeing programme, which surveyed 40,000 households between 2010 and 2011. As reported by The Press Association and The Guardian on Wednesday 19 June 2013.