Depression is not just a Western world phenomenon. Rather, it is often people with few resources and little access to mental health care – in every country on Earth — that experience debilitating signs of the disease. Depression is a complicated illness influenced by many factors, including biological, genetic, psychological and social aspects. It is not simply a symptom of being poor, nor is it a disease of affluence. Depression is poised to become the leading cause of disability worldwide by the year 2030. This is especially catastrophic for developing countries, where people can’t always get the medical attention that they need.
Read full article here Rich or poor, depression is a growing global crisis