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Depressive Illnesses

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were diagnosed with depression in England in each of the last 10 years. (187590)

Approximately 90 per cent. of people with a mental health problem are treated in primary care. Information is not collected centrally about diagnoses for any condition in primary care, so data are not available in this format.