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Himanshu Roy

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Did You Know That 10 Percent Of The Indian Population Suffers From Depression?

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  •  October 27, 2016


A recent survey about the state of mental health in India has unearthed a grim scenario for us to see, where 1 in every 20 people suffer from depression.

The study, conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences has involved 12 states and has come to the conclusion that depression affects nearly 10 percent of the population.

Some of the common mental disorders include depression, anxiety and substance abuse.

The indirect effect of these disorders on our lives is also quite adverse because of the fact that they are linked to non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

It has also been seen in the study that depression is high among women in the age group of 40-49 along with people who reside in metro cities.

This is indeed a matter of concern and a clear indication that there is a dire need to understand what went wrong. Most of the time, depression among people is fueled by unsuccessful endeavors, family problems, and financial troubles.

The fact that many women in their 40s suffer from depression also says a lot about the inherent gender inequality in our patriarchal society. By the time a woman is in her 40s, she is expected to be fully involved in her role as a mother or a housewife and very few thoughts are spared to understand that whether a woman wants something of her own too, for example starting a business or building a career.

But when her ambitions and desires are brutally stifled by the society, is it too astonishing that she could become a victim of depression?

As we all know, depression can be a major hindrance in life and we have to put up a brave fight in front of the condition to work our way to success.

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