The World Health Organization has reported on this problem in society
You hear a lot that the power of the mind is great. There are people who think that it is not so much and they ignore that. But the mind should never be underestimated. When a person has a mental illness, several areas of their life can be affected. Now a new data is quite alarming. And is that depression will be the first disability in the world.
Depression will be the first disability in the world, according to WHO
Unfortunately, the number of people diagnosed with depression worldwide is increasing. The way of life that prevails in today’s society has caused people to suffer from this type of mental illness.
For example, the bullying at work, the stress that this generates, problems with the couple and other conditions are what cause the emotional deterioration of people. According to the WHO (World Health Organization), depression will be the first disability in the world. In fact, they point out on their website that because of this ailment, one billion dollars a year of productivity is lost.
It should be noted that between 2005 and 2015, the increase in people with depression accounts for more than 18% worldwide. In number, this implies more than 300 million people. At the same time, there are 260 million citizens who suffer from anxiety problems. There are some that have both conditions.
Another fact to note is that presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield. This association of American insurers has remarked that since 2013 the diagnoses of depression in the United States have increased by 33%. This increase has been even higher among millennials as it reaches 47%. In adolescents it is 47% for the young and 65% for the young.
Many cases of pressure arise at work. If you notice that you may be suffering from depression, ask a specialist for help. The sooner you put yourself in the hands of a psychologist or psychiatrist, the better you will learn to take your emotional problems.