Software developers are not depressed (but everyone else is)

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I often see stories associating software development with depression and other mental health issues. A lot of people saw a 2013 talk by Greg Baugues in which he talks about his bipolar disorder and the possible suicide of one of his co-workers. There are a lot of posts talking specifically about Aaron Swartz. There’s a website and forum devoted to the topic of developers with depression. The perception amongst developers is that we are a high-risk group for depression and related disorders.

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