Published on: January 23, 2020 : 1:05 pm.

Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease

Depression is a common illness worldwide, with more than 264 million people affected(1). Depression is different from usual mood fluctuations and short-lived emotional responses to challenges in everyday life. Especially when long-lasting and with moderate or severe intensity, depression may become a serious health condition. It can cause the affected person to suffer greatly and function poorly at work, at school and in the family.