Title: Denmark is experimenting with ‘culture vitamins’ to lift people out of depression


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by Douglas Broom

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Denmark is experimenting with ‘culture vitamins’ to lift people out of depression

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Depression affects 300 million people across the globe and is the leading cause of disability worldwide according to the World Health Organization (WHO). It costs the global economy $1 trillion every year but fewer than half of those affected receive any treatment. So Denmark is trying a different approach: People suffering from depression are encouraged to take part in cultural activities. They call it Kulturvitaminer – “culture vitamins” – and it is being trialled in four cities.

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2019-09-30 12:53:02

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2019-10-01 14:04:27

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