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Pro footballers are prone to depression

Contrary to popular belief, the life of a professional footballer has some dark sides and more than one quarter of professional soccer players suffer from depression or anxiety.

Death in a bottle

Drunken behaviour is often deemed to be funny. But there is nothing funny about excessive drinking which may result in alcohol poisoning, and even lead to death.

How antidepressants work

Depression is a medical illness which affects mood, body, thoughts and feelings. With appropriate treatment 80% of sufferers will improve and up to 60% may fully recover.

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Michael Simpson has been a senior psychiatric academic, researcher, and Professor in several countries, having worked at London University in the UK; McMaster University in Canada; Temple University in Philadelphia, USA.; and the University of Natal in South Africa.

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