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Editorial

Dr Manesh Lahori

Authors: Dr Manesh
 

Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. More than three thousand million people are now living with depression and this number has increased by over 18% between 2005- 2015.More than 80% of disease is among people living in low and middle income countries. Symptoms of depression include loss of energy, change in appetite, sleeping more or less, anxiety, reduced concentration, indecisiveness, restlessness, feeling of guilt, thought of self-harm or suicide. Depression can affect people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. It causes mental anguish and affects people’s ability to carry out everyday tasks and affects relationship with family and friends. At worst depression can also lead to suicide Surprisingly, it is second leading cause of death among 15 to 25 years olds. Yet, it can be prevented and treated. Treatment involves either a talking therapy or anti-depressant medication or combination of these. Talking with people you trust can be the first step towards recovery from depression. Even, World Health Organization recogniseds the importance of this issue and considered “depression-let’s talk” as a theme of World Health Day 2017.

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Editor

Dr. Manish Lahori
Dr. Manesh Lahori
B.D.S, M.D.S, F.I.S.O.I, F.I.C.O.I
Professor & H.O.D
Dept. of Prosthodontics
K.D Dental College, Mathura, India