Depression tops list of causes of ill health and disability worldwide

Depression tops list of causes of ill health and disability worldwide

Mumbai: According to the latest report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), about 7.5 per cent of Indians suffer from depression that requires expert intervention.

That's part of the reason why the World Health Organization, which focuses on worldwide issues for the United Nations, is targeting depression for World Health Day, an event the organization created and holds every April 7.

The Mental Health Program of the Ministry of Health encourages Belizeans to talk about their feelings not only on World Health Day, but every opportunity possible. "Every US$ 1 invested in scaling up treatment for depression and anxiety leads to a return of US$ 4 in better health and ability to work", wrote the WHO. At its most severe, depression can lead to suicide, now the second leading cause of death among people between the ages of 15 and 29.

He said "we should strive for early recognition of depression, provide treatment and help in preventing suicides". The above underscores the importance of overcoming this challenge.

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"Research tells us that many other factors contribute to the onset of depression, including genetics, changes in hormone levels, medical conditions, stress, grief or hard living circumstances", he said. "The number of persons with common mental disorders globally is going up, particularly in lower-income countries, because the population is growing and more people are living to the age when depression and anxiety most commonly occurs", the World Health Organization explained. We also shall continue to strive towards the promotion of healthier standards of living and the implementation of programmes that enhance health indices of the society, particularly those of youth. The campaign Depression.Let's Talk aims to help individuals who are suffering to seek and get help.

"People are seeking help nowadays". Depression increases the risk of substance use disorders and diseases such as diabetes and heart disease; the opposite is also true, meaning that people with these other conditions have a higher risk of depression. Each year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) selects a theme highlighting a particular priority area of public health. "Please share them with your friends and families and join us in a national conversation on mental health in the weeks ahead".

The GN suggests that if you are feeling depressed, don't be afraid to ask a family member, an elder or someone you trust for help.

He estimated 400,000 Cambodian adults have depression, in line with the global figure of 300 million people, or about four percent of the world's population.

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