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People I Know who Suffer from Depressions

Many people (mostly computer developers) I’ve talked with admitted to have been clinically depressed:

A list of some famous people who had Mania-Depressia can be found at http://www.mental-health-today.com/bp/famous_people.htm. Bipolar disorder is relatively uncommon and many more people are only “Unipolar” and only have depressions and anxieties. Depressions and anxieties are considered the “common cold” of mental illnesses, and are exhibited in a large percentage of the populace.

Someone told me that he read a study that said that roughly 50% of the authors in the English language today have Mania-Depressia. I haven’t been able to find it online and would appreciate any references.