Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) - According to data from the commercial health insurance company KKH, Baden-Württemberg has recorded the most drastic increase in people suffering from depression nationwide. The diagnosis of recurrent depression grew by 112 percent compared to 2011, the KKH said on Monday. That is an increase of more than double and the highest value among the federal states.
However, the corona crisis plays a rather subordinate role: the increase in recurring depressions in Baden-Württemberg increased by only four percent between the pre-pandemic year 2019 and 2021. However, men are more than three times as likely to be affected. In the case of depressive episodes, the numbers stagnated. "This shows that the pandemic is having a particularly negative impact on people who are already suffering from depression."
However, it is still too early to comprehensively assess the development of the Corona crisis. This is due, among other things, to the fact that months or years can pass between the first signs of depression and a confirmed diagnosis.