Sudden sadness, feeling down, losing interest or pressure in daily activities are a few familiar symptoms to us all. But if these symptoms persist more often and affect your life substantially, it may be depression. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 7.6 percent of people over the age of 12 have depression in any 2 week period.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the most common illness worldwide and as they estimated, around 350 million people are affected by depression globally.
|Age||Male (%)||Female (%)|
|70 & above||32||11|
To know more about the disease and ways to reduce the risk, consult Dietitian Aqsa Afzal