Swedens youth are at the highest risk of depression in Europe, according to a study by Eurofound. So as well as being one of the happiest countries in the world, Sweden produces a lot of less happy statistics. Happiness is relative though.
Does Sweden have a high rate of depression?
Our findings show significant levels of depression, anxiety, and insomnia in Sweden, at rates of 30%, 24.2%, and 38%, respectively. The strongest predictors of these outcomes included poor self-rated overall health and a history of mental health problems.
Is Sweden a lonely place?
Despite routinely topping the lists of the worlds best and happiest places to live, there are a lot of unhappy people in the Nordics. Loneliness, it would appear, is a major factor. A 2019 study found 59% of Swedes feel alone often or sometimes, and one-third of them think its a problem.
Is Sweden unfriendly?
Another survey by HSBC last year ranked Sweden as the worst country in the world for making friends. Its very hard on a social level when you arrive in a country for the first time,” one expat told The Local at the time. But not all of our readers agreed the Swedes are as unfriendly as their reputation would have it.
What percent of Swedes are depressed?
Using the national Swedish Twin Registry, lifetime prevalence for depression was estimated to be 13.2% among men and 25.1% among women (Kendler et al., 2006).
What makes Swedish happy?
Lagom – pronounced “logum” – is what you could call the Swedish formula for happiness. It cant be precisely translated, just felt, but it means something like “just right”. Not too much, not too little.
Is life good in Sweden?
Sweden is a wonderful place to live with its kind people, excellent public services and corporate culture that encourages people to have a good work-life balance. It is no surprise that many people decide to move to Scandinavias largest country to enjoy all of the things that Sweden has to offer.