Sweden tops list of youths at-risk of depression

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Sweden is topping the list of young people faced with the risks of depression, a new study has revealed.

The study said Sweden stands at 41% based on WHO guidelines, followed by Estonia (27%) and Malta.

Courses of the said risk, the study said include homelessness, thoughts of marginalisation and a lack of education and employment, the study by the Eurofound, the EU Agency for the improvement of living and working conditions, revealed.

14% of young adults are at the risk of depression with 4% of people between the ages of 15 and 24 years are already suffering from chronic depression, at EU level overall.

The report uses both European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) data from 2016, and exisiting data from national European level and highlights the impact of economic crisis on young people.

ln Sweden, there is a 60% increase in the number of children who found themselves in emergency accommodations between 2011 and 2017.

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