Researchers from the University of Warwick and Dartmouth College have discovered that the probability of depression peaks for both men and women around the age of 44. In the U.S., women reach a peak of unhappiness around the age of 40, while men peak closer to 50. The trend of midlife depression isn’t something exclusive to the United States or even to the west, where people are thought of as being rich in material goods but poor in happiness. The data the researchers used is from two million people across 80 different countries and the pattern of midlife depression shows up in countries from all over the globe.
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