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Research Article

Burden of Depressive Disorders by Country, Sex, Age, and Year: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010

  • Alize J. Ferrari mail,

    alize_ferrari@qcmhr.uq.edu.au

    Affiliations: University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Herston, Queensland, Australia, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Wacol, Queensland, Australia

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  • Fiona J. Charlson,

    Affiliations: University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Herston, Queensland, Australia, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Wacol, Queensland, Australia

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  • Rosana E. Norman,

    Affiliations: University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Herston, Queensland, Australia, University of Queensland, Queensland Children's Medical Research Institute, Herston, Queensland, Australia

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  • Scott B. Patten,

    Affiliation: University of Calgary, Department of Community Health Sciences, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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  • Greg Freedman,

    Affiliation: University of Washington, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Christopher J.L. Murray,

    Affiliation: University of Washington, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Theo Vos,

    Affiliations: University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Herston, Queensland, Australia, University of Washington, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Harvey A. Whiteford

    Affiliations: University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Herston, Queensland, Australia, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Wacol, Queensland, Australia

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  • Published: November 05, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001547
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Alize J. Ferrari, Fiona J. Charlson, Rosana E. Norman, Theo Vos, Harvey A. Whiteford
University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Herston, Queensland, Australia
Alize J. Ferrari, Fiona J. Charlson, Harvey A. Whiteford
Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Wacol, Queensland, Australia
Rosana E. Norman
University of Queensland, Queensland Children's Medical Research Institute, Herston, Queensland, Australia
Scott B. Patten
University of Calgary, Department of Community Health Sciences, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Greg Freedman, Christopher J.L. Murray, Theo Vos
University of Washington, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: alize_ferrari@qcmhr.uq.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors declare that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AJF CJLM TV HAW. Analyzed the data: AJF FJC GF TV. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: AJF. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: AJF FJC REN SBP GF CJLM TV HAW. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: AJF FJC REN SBP GF CJLM TV HAW. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: AJF FJC REN SBP GF CJLM TV HAW.