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The results suggest that there could be a link for those with more severe symptoms of depression and their propensity to take a vacation The results suggest that there could be a link for those with more severe symptoms of depression and their propensity to take a vacation

Allianz Reveals that a Lack of Vacation Links to Depression

Americans suffering from a vacation deficit are nearly two times as likely to show signs of moderately severe to severe depression compared to the national average, according to the 10th annual Allianz Global Assistance Vacation Confidence Index.

Vacation deficit identifies those who think that a vacation is important but are not confident they will take one this year.

Almost one-third, 30.4 percent, of Americans with a vacation deficit demonstrate symptoms of mild to moderate depression, while 12 percent would be considered to be suffering signs of moderately severe to severe depression. Meanwhile, of the general population, those identified as displaying signs of moderately severe or severe depression are significantly less likely to have taken a vacation in the past two years, and are less likely to take a vacation this year.