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Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences
Year : 2018, Volume : 9, Issue : 2
First page : ( 103) Last page : ( 106)
Print ISSN : 2394-2053. Online ISSN : 2394-2061.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2394-2061.2018.00038.1

WHO campaign to fight depression: an urgent public health agenda

Banerjee Sohini1,*, Chowdhury Arabinda N2

1Assistant Professor, Institute of Public Health, Kalyani, West Bengal, India

2Consultant Psychiatrist, Bradgate Mental Health Unit, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, UK and Visiting Professor, AGMC, Tripura, India

*Correspondence: Dr. Sohini Banerjee, C/O Subhrangshu Banerjee, 146/8C Lake Gardens, Lane Beside Lake Gardens Post Office, Kolkata-700045, West Bengal, India. banerjee.sohini.mph@gmail.com

Online published on 18 July, 2018.

Abstract

Depression is a mental disorder which has considerable public health significance, in terms of its prevalence, suffering, dysfunction and disability, morbidity, mortality (as a result of suicide), and economic burden. This review is a focus on the impact of depression and the World Health Organization's (WHO) call for campaign against depression in India.

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Keywords

Mental Disorders. World Health Organization. India.

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