The US is one of the most depressed countries in the world, according to the World Health Organization.
In this post, we’ll talk about the top 10 Most Depressed Countries in the world in 2020.
Our world is more depressed not than ever in history. A lot of people are not satisfied with their life in some ways, but if the unsatisfactory and failure feeling gets too much in a person, it would cause a recognized disease called depression.
Depression rates are rising in countries around the world each year which has several reasons.
First of all, since depression was always considered a taboo that barely anyone could talk about, but as the time goes on, this taboo is fading away and more people openly talk about it and even seek professional help (However, Depression is still a taboo in many societies including modern western ones!)
The second reason is that with the rise of social media (especially Instagram) around the world, people tend to compare themselves with countless other people who showcase their success, happiness, and luxury lifestyle. Even though using social media could be beneficial in some ways, most of the time it ends up to severe depression, especially among the younger generation.
Finally, the third reason for the rising number of depression rate is that science is constantly improving, so are the doctors who can identify depression easier compared to any other time in mankind’s history.
Let’s get back to the topic and the most depressed country in the world 2020.
According to WHO, China is the most depressed country in the world in 2020. China is modernizing its structures and societies faster than any other country in the world. China’s population in 2020 has become 1.4 billion people which still makes China, the most populated country in the world.
India is the second-most depressed country in the world as well as the second-most populated country in 2020 with the 1.3 billion population.
3- United States
The United States is the third one on the list of most depressed nations in the world. Currently, the US has a population of 331 million people which makes it the world’s third-most populated country in the world.
Although Brazil has a diverse community with a lot of festivals year-round, it still made its way to the list and became the 4th most depressed country in the world. Brazil’s population in 2020 is 212 million.
India’s western neighbor, Bangladesh is the world’s fifth depressed country in the world with a population of 164 million people in 2020.
One of the world’s most powerful countries in the world, Russia is also one of the most depressed countries, ranked as the 6th most depressed country in the world. In 2020, more than 145 million people called Russia, home!
With 273 million people, Indonesia is the 7th most depressed country in the world in 2020.
Having 206 million population, makes Nigeria, the most populated country in Africa, is also the world’s 8th most depressed country in the world.
In 2020, Pakistan has become the 9th most depressed country in the world with 220 million people living in it.
Iran is the 10th most depressed country in the world with more than 84 million population.