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Global depression burden grows

(AP photo/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
(AP photo/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

Depression is a huge and growing cause of disability throughout the world, according to researchers in Australia.

Alize J. Ferrari, of the University of Queensland, and colleagues used data from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 survey to look at the effects of clinical depression and dysthymia -- a chronic, relatively mild form of depression -- on death and disability.

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