Finnish Media Company MTV reported in May 2018, that in Finland every single day as many as nine individuals are driven out of the working life due to a diagnosed depression. This alarming phenomenon has caused the amount of under 35-year-old retirees to increase for a third during the last ten years. These statistics are mind blowing!
Annarilla Ahtola, the president of the Finnish Psychology Association is flagging for preventive measures to be taken. According to her, the early intervention would have dramatic economic and humane consequences. The earlier the diagnosis is done, the better the recovery rate is. Quite a vast amount of the Finnish people are annually diagnosed with a clinical depression: 5 – 7 % of the population, which is around 200 000 – 300 000 individuals.
As preventive measures play a major role, there will always be a need for medications as part of the treatment plans. The earlier the correct medication and dosage are determined for the patient, the better the recovery rate is.