UK's male depression 'epidemic'

An ITV News / ComRes poll for the Tonight programme found that one in four of those questioned say they currently have depression. 70% of those looking for work say they currently have, or have suffered with, depression.

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Four in five think people are embarrassed about suffering depression

An ITV Tonight / ComRes survey also suggests:

  • 82% of people surveyed agree with the statement: "I think that people who have depression are often embarrassed about admitting that they have the illness."
  • 46%of men and 62% of women surveyed agreed with the statement: "If someone were to talk to me about having depression I would be able to give them useful advice about where to seek help and support."