July 27, 2011 / Agencies, New Delhi / DC.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
WHO STUDY REPORT: Indians are depressed!
FOR LIGHTER READING, Download your free copy of “My First Beer” Now with the Smashwords Summer/Winter promotion, ending July 31, 2011
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.
Full Story at,