Jennifer Senior, New York Magazine
Last Wednesday, two weeks after winning his party’s primary, Pablo Longueira, the conservative candidate in Chile’s upcoming presidential election, dropped out of the race because he was suffering from clinical depression. The move stunned the public and precipitated a crisis within his party (imagine the American equivalent — Mitt Romney clinches the GOP nomination in Tampa, then pulls out). But given how many people suffer from depression — the World Health Organization puts the figure at about 350 million worldwide — what’s really strange, if you think about it, is that things like this don’t happen more often.
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