Guangming Daily reported on research results from a study on the rate of depression among China’s workforce. The report, which was published during the 7th annual mental health conference, said that 90 million people in China suffer from depression. This accounts for 2.2 to 4.8 percent of the workforce. The article stated that 70 percent of the patients suffering from depression have to take sick leave and close to half of those patients said that they can’t concentrate on their work. Most of the people who took the survey felt that depression is less alarming than cerebral vascular or heart disease, but medical experts warn that the public still does not understand the serious effect that depression has on people’s work.
Source: Guangming Daily, August 24, 2014