Depression: a major public health problem in need of a multi-sectoral response

Jacob, K. S.
October 2012
Indian Journal of Medical Research;Oct2012, Vol. 136 Issue 4, p537
Academic Journal
The author discusses the importance of a multi-sectoral response to depression, which is considered a major public health problem by many national governments and international agencies. The depression observed in the community is often attributed to personal and social stress, lifestyle choices or maladaptive behavioral patterns. Adopting a multi-pronged approach to intervention may involve investing in education and poverty reduction.


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