Depression levels in UK hit 4.7million
THE number of people suffering from depression has risen by HALF A MILLION in three years, new figures show.
Between 2008 and 2011, there was an increase of 494,087 cases of depression in England – bringing the total to 4.7 million, research by data experts Ssentif show.
In Yorkshire and Humberside, there has been a surge in the number of patients who suffer from the illness with an increase of 65,000 since 2008.
In the North East, 18,000 new cases were recorded.
Judy Aldred, from Ssentif, said: “We have to remember that the real numbers are likely to be much higher as many people do not seek GP support for their conditions.
“These are significant increases.”