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We’re a miserable lot reveals survey

PUBLISHED: 16:35 03 September 2008 | UPDATED: 11:19 12 August 2010

A SURVEY has revealed bleak findings –- we are some of the most depressed individuals in the country. Research published by the British Household Panel Survey claims

A SURVEY has revealed bleak findings -- we are some of the most depressed individuals in the country.

Research published by the British Household Panel Survey claims Bexley, Dartford and Gravesham, Bromley and Greenwich are amongst the saddest towns in the UK.

When asked a series of questions including 'Do you think of yourself as a worthless person?' many answered in the affirmative.

Bromley came in at a dismal 215, a double blow for the town after being voted London's ugliest borough in a recent poll reported in the Times.

Bexley fared best coming in at 132 but it is sorry news for Greenwich which dropped into the bottom 60 at 225 out of a total 282.

David Sleep, Chairman of the Eltham Society, was alarmed to discover Greenwich's gloomy result.

He said: "I don't know who these people asked but they should have come to me! Greenwich has so much history to offer.

"It is the centre of naval history and the British Empire. It is the gateway to other continents. People sometimes forget its significance.

"It has more open spaces than any other borough in London and an amazingly diverse community. It has high standards of public services and transport that will only improve with new Olympic developments."

Dartford and Gravesham hit the middle of the league at number 150.

Experts are divided on what makes people the happiest citing solutions to a more positive outlook as a good sex life or watching television.

But scientists believe that the longer you stay in a place the happier you get. So hang in there.

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