Let's talk about depression

Let's talk about depression

The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday encouraged employers to be more generous in granting leaves and wellness programs to their employees to help curb the number of people falling into depression.

World Health Day 2017, the annual initiative of WHO, is focusing this year on the theme "DEPRESSION: LET'S TALK".

With the aim to mobilize action on depression, this year's World Health Day campaign theme is "Depression: let's talk".

"Depression is a disorder which causes a person to feel sad for a long time, fatigue, lack of energy, and can even impact one's ability to carry out daily tasks". Treatment usually involves either a talking therapy or antidepressant medication or a combination of the two. We find out that people are depressed ultimately by their speaking about it. People need to know how to reach out for help when they are depressed and friends and family members need to know how to support each other when in need (jedfoundation.org/help). Many people living in urban cities have been seeking medical help for various mental issues and major depressive disorder (MDD) which often have symptoms such as loss of interest and enjoyment in practically every aspect of life.

Depression is the leading cause of ill health world wide, according to WHO.

The report estimated the total number of people living with depression was 322 million in 2015, equivalent to 4.4 per cent of the world's population.

In many countries of the world, there is little or no support available for people with mental health disorders.

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At worst, depression can lead to suicide.

Dr Saxena added: "A better understanding of depression and how it can be treated, while essential, is just the beginning". She complimented India for its recent legislation that decriminalises suicide and seeks to provide health care and services for persons with mental health conditions.

According to the World Health Organization report, depressive disorders and anxiety disorders are two main diagnostic categories of common mental disorders that are highly prevalent in the population.

The National Institute of Mental Health receives around 50 people who come to for medical check-up and treatment for the depression symptoms every day on average.

Kuwait and many other Arab countries have a high prevalence rate of the illness due to family and social problems, coupled with unjustifiable price hikes and the accelerated use of information technologies including smartphones and social media that made people solitary creatures, he explained. "It is mostly found in youngster who requires immediate attention and counselling".

"Everyone can feel sad or down from time to time, but most people manage to cope and can recover without professional help".

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