People in the UK are among the most depressed in the developed world as they grapple with problems such as job dissatisfaction, according to new international rankings.
Greater proportions of men and women report suffering from the debilitating condition compared to many other nations.
The UK is ranked joint seventh out of 25 countries for adults reporting they have depression – more than double the rates in countries including Poland, Italy, Greece and the Slovak Republic.
The data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) also shows that women are more likely than men to report having the condition – a trend reflected across other countries.
Depression levels also vary according to the level of education achieved, with those going on to higher education reporting lower rates than adults who left school at 16.