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The increasing burden of depression

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, May 2011
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#15 of 2,678)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

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6 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
twitter
108 tweeters
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4 patents
reddit
1 Redditor

Citations

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545 Dimensions

Readers on

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907 Mendeley
Title
The increasing burden of depression
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, May 2011
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s19617
Pubmed ID
Authors

Mike Briley, Lépine

Abstract

Recent epidemiological surveys conducted in general populations have found that the lifetime prevalence of depression is in the range of 10% to 15%. Mood disorders, as defined by the World Mental Health and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition, have a 12-month prevalence which varies from 3% in Japan to over 9% in the US. A recent American survey found the prevalence of current depression to be 9% and the rate of current major depression to be 3.4%. All studies of depressive disorders have stressed the importance of the mortality and morbidity associated with depression. The mortality risk for suicide in depressed patients is more than 20-fold greater than in the general population. Recent studies have also shown the importance of depression as a risk factor for cardiovascular death. The risk of cardiac mortality after an initial myocardial infarction is greater in patients with depression and related to the severity of the depressive episode. Greater severity of depressive symptoms has been found to be associated with significantly higher risk of all-cause mortality including cardiovascular death and stroke. In addition to mortality, functional impairment and disability associated with depression have been consistently reported. Depression increases the risk of decreased workplace productivity and absenteeism resulting in lowered income or unemployment. Absenteeism and presenteeism (being physically present at work but functioning suboptimally) have been estimated to result in a loss of $36.6 billion per year in the US. Worldwide projections by the World Health Organization for the year 2030 identify unipolar major depression as the leading cause of disease burden. This article is a brief overview of how depression affects the quality of life of the subject and is also a huge burden for both the family of the depressed patient and for society at large.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 3 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
United States 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Other 4 <1%
Unknown 887 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 192 21%
Student > Bachelor 185 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 122 13%
Researcher 81 9%
Student > Postgraduate 67 7%
Other 143 16%
Unknown 117 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 194 21%
Psychology 192 21%
Neuroscience 66 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 60 7%
Social Sciences 56 6%
Other 172 19%
Unknown 167 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 142. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 December 2020.
All research outputs
#165,940
of 17,659,963 outputs
Outputs from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#15
of 2,678 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,324
of 163,057 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#3
of 57 outputs
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