Depression leading cause of disability

A recent body of research has found that Depression is now the leading cause of disability worldwide at a cost of (US)$1 trillion globally due to loss of productivity.  It has been found that 250 million people suffer anxiety disorders, accounting for people with phobias, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Women are 1.5 times more likely to be affected than men and a concerning rate of today's generation of youth are becoming increasingly vulnerable to developing a depressive disorder.

Other demographics more likely to be affected include people in retirement, expectant or new mothers.

WHO is now running a campaign called 'Depression: Let's Talk.' with the hope to tackle stigma and general misunderstanding of the mental illness.

World Health Day 2017 poster - Depression: Let's talk World Health Day 2017 poster: Eastern Mediterranean  World Health Day 2017 poster - Depression: Let's talk World Health Day 2017 poster - Depression: Let's talk

A series of posters for WHO's campaign "Depression: Let's Talk" available online:  http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/2017/posters-depression/wpro/en/


neuroCare promotes rTMS as an evidence-based and sustainable treatment for Depression.

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