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Leap 05

Protect brain & mind

What if?

What if the technological breakthroughs paired with political focus on early detection and prevention could ensure that more people could get treatment, and in a more effective and timely manner?

Health impacts

A person with depression loses 18% of the wellbeing he or she could enjoy if they had not been diagnosed with depression. In Germany, approximately 338,000 WALYs are lost each year owing to depression, making the potential impact of curing depression greater than eliminating all unemployment in this country.




Cure depression (Germany)

402.86

WALY per 100.000 individuals

Community impacts

Though depression neurologically in confined to one person, it is not experienced in a vacuum. According to our analyses, men lose roughly 5.5% of the life satisfaction they could have experienced if their partners were not depressed, while women lose up to 8%.




Cure depression (Partner burden female EU)

201.82

Cure depression (Partner burden male EU)

138.75

WALY per 100.000 individuals

Stability impacts

Though depression neurologically in confined to one person, it is not experienced in a vacuum. According to our analyses, men lose roughly 5.5% of the life satisfaction they could have experienced if their partners were not depressed, while women lose up to 8%.




Life economic burden of depression (US)

1201.51

WALY per 100.000 individuals