World Health Day: Depression

The World Health Day is an annual event held on April 7th to raise awareness on a specific health topic. This year, the focus is on depression, a matter of concern to people all over the world. Depression is a mental disorder, which is one of the leading causes of illness and disability worldwide. According to the WHO, depression is defined as an illness characterized by persistent sadness and a loss of interest in activities that one normally enjoys, accompanied by an inability to carry out daily activities for at least two weeks.

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