Depression: Meeting the Future Global Health ChallengeShankar Das1,2*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Prof. Shankar Das
Centre for Health Policy, Planning and Management, School of Health Systems Studies
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India and Fogarty Fellow
Department of Epidemiology
University of Florida, USA
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Received date: November 27, 2016; Accepted date: December 07, 2016; Published date: December 09, 2016
Citation: Das S (2016) Depression: Meeting the Future Global Health Challenge. J Depress Anxiety S1:023. doi:10.4172/2167-1044.S1-023
Copyright: © 2016 Das S. 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.
Depression has affected human population from the beginning of the civilizations. The World Health Organization (2013) estimated 350 million people worldwide affected by depression. Depression is ranked as the third most significant cause of the global disease burden (4.3%) and the single leading cause of disability worldwide with estimate of 11% of all years lived with disability, particularly for women.