One in 10 workers has taken time off because of depression, a poll of 7,000 people in seven European countries has found.
The Mori survey was carried out for the European Depression Association (EDA) in the UK, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Turkey, Spain and France.
Those in the UK, Denmark and Germany were most likely to be off work because of depression.
A British expert said support for people with depression was improving.
Overall, 20% of the 7,000 polled had received a diagnosis of depression at some point in their lives.
The highest rate was in the UK, where 26% had been diagnosed and the lowest in Italy, where the figure was 12%.
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