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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

WHO STUDY REPORT: Indians are depressed!


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July 27, 2011 / Agencies, New Delhi / DC.

WHO-backed study finds high rate of depression in Indians
WHO-backed study finds high rate of depression in Indians.

A World Health Organisation backed study has claimed that India has a higher rate of depression than any other country.
The study, ‘Cross-national epidemiology of DSM-IV major depressive episode,’ revealed that nearly 36 per cent of Indians suffered from Major Depressive Episodes (MDE). To be diagnosed with MDE, a subject has to qualify for five of nine symptoms, which include indicators such as appetite, sleep, mood, lack of concentration and suicidal thoughts.
Neighbouring China has the lowest MDE with 12 per cent.


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