Mental health

Depression and Other Common Mental Disorders

Global Health Estimates

Authors:
World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 24
Publication date: 2017
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/MSD/MER/2017.2

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Overview

This booklet provides latest available estimates of the prevalence of depression and other common mental disorders at the global and regional level, together with data concerning the consequences of these disorders in terms of lost health.

Reliable, up-to-date estimates of the proportion of a general population affected by different diseases or health conditions is a key ingredient of effective health policy, planning and evaluation.

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