Good picture, Van Gogh's The Cornfield. If its the leading cause of disability, there is a lot of depressed people around. Why is this, why so many?. Is it the same globaly or do some countries have higher incidence than others, is depression on the increase?.
I understand the dsm is changing and lonliness is not dealt with much.
Have a bit of fun today.
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Loneliness is definitely part of depression, but it also part of many other mental illnesses. Thus, as a symptom, it isn't specific to Major Depressive Disorder. The symptoms listed in the above slide are more likely to differentiate Major Depressive Disorder from other mental illnesses.
15% of the populations of developed countries suffers severe depression. 54% of people believe depression is a personal weakness. 80% of depressed people are not currently having any treatment. The rate of increase of depression among children is 23%.And by 2020 depression will be the second most common health problem in the world.