Nearly every thirteenth person in India runs at the risk of developing an episode of depression during his lifetime, according to a study conducted by the World Health Organisation(WHO).
According to a study conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO), chances of an individual developing an episode of depression during the lifetime is nine percent (9%) in India. According to WHO, depression is slated to become the second leading cause of death and disability across the world by 2020.
Depression can affect anyone, regardless of the person’s success, financial situation or relationships. Depression can be childhood depression, adolescent depression or old age depression. No age is immune to depression.
SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION
The most important aspect of dealing with depression is to spot it and consequently help the person overcome it.
- Sad mood most of the day,nearly every day.
- Decreased interest in regular and pleasurable activities
- Insomnia or hypersomnia nearly every day
- Daily fatigue or loss of energy
- Feeling of hopelessness,worthlessness or inappropriate guilt
- Unable to concentrate in regular daily work
- Inability to take decisions
- Recurrent thoughts of death or suicidal ideation
- Subjective feeling of restlessness or being slowed down
- Significant weight loss or weight gain
- Increase or decrease in appetite