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6 Dec 2023

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Yearly Costs of Depression to the Global Economy

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy states that depression and associated loneliness impose a $1 trillion per year economic burden worldwide. Around 280 million adults globally suffer from depression according to the World Health Organization, affecting various aspects of life such as sleep and decision-making. This figure excludes the costs related to anxiety and illnesses stemming from social isolation. [Source](https://fortune.com/well/2023/12/04/depression-costs-global-economy-1-trillion-dollars-per-year-us-surgeon-general/)