Depression: A Global Public Health PrioritySaurabh Ram BihariLal Shrivastava*, Prateek Saurabh Shrivastava and Jegadeesh Ramasamy
Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Saurabh Ram BihariLal Shrivastava
Department of Community Medicine
Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute
Ammapettai Village, Thiruporur - Guduvancherry Main Road
Sembakkam Post, Kancheepuram - 603108, Tamil Nadu, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 04, 2017; Accepted Date: April 20, 2017; Published Date: April 27, 2017
Citation: Shrivastava SR, Shrivastava PS, Ramasamy J (2017) Depression: A Global Public Health Priority. Biol Med (Aligarh) 9: e127. doi: 10.4172/0974-8369.1000e127
Copyright: © 2017 Shrivastava SR, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Globally, depression has been identified as the leading cause of poor health and disability, with more than 300 million people living with the mental disorder. Owing to the alarming estimates and its ever-growing incidence, it is high time that stakeholders from different nations should re-visit their earlier strategies to improve the mental wellbeing of the general population and give due attention to improve the existing scenario. In-fact, the World Health Organization has started a campaign to cover people with depression across the world so that they not only seek, but even receive the required help. To conclude, failure to immediately act will prove costly for the stakeholders. Thus, there is an extensive need to deliver proper care and psychosocial support to all the people with mental disorders, and improve the quality of life of millions of people.