Recent developments bode well for India in area of mental health

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On the 7 of April every year, the world gets together to celebrate the World Health Day.

Cambodians lack awareness of depression and have negative views of people with mental illnesses in comparison with other countries in the region, according to a Health Ministry report.

The WHO official bared that suicide is the leading cause of death among people aged 15 to 29. However, he said fortunately depression could be prevented and treated, which usually involves either talking therapy or antidepressant medication or a combination of these. "Depression can have consequences on our personal lives and the lives of those closest to us", said the GN statement. "People with depression can and do recover and talking to someone about how you are feeling could be the first step towards recovery". According to the latest estimates from World Health Organisation (WHO), over 300 million people are now living with depression, an increase of more than 18 per cent between 2005 and 2015.

From being some of the happiest people on earth, Nigerians have slumped to the rank of the most depressed in Africa.

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.

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He further said: "While the government legislates, creates an enabling environment, and makes professional services available, the onus is on each one of us to reach out, be it a friend, a colleague, a neighbour or family and make a difference, even save a life".

On average, just 3 per cent of government health budgets is invested in mental health, varying from less than 1% in low-income countries to 5 per cent in high-income countries.

With the right support and care, most people who experience depression will recover and live great lives. But while it is so commonplace in today's society, many people won't know the best way of supporting somebody who is suffering from depression. "Untreated depression can worsen over time, so the sooner you can receive the help you need, the better your chances are of making a good recovery".

"Some medical conditions like thyroid problems, brain tumour or vitamins deficiency can present symptoms of depression so it is important to rule out general medical causes before the diagnosis".

Like clinical depression, it is a health condition characterised by feelings of unhappiness and hopelessness, as well as other psychological and physical symptoms such as fatigue.

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