WHO sounds alarm against looming depression pandemic
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Depression will be the leading cause of disability worldwide by 2030, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday. According to the latest estimates from WHO, more than 300 million people are living with depression. The figures saw a steep rise of more than 18 per cent between 2005 and 2015 worldwide. According to the National Mental Health Survey 2016, incidence of lifetime prevalence of depression in India is 2.7 per cent.

"Intake of fish and olive oil correlate negatively with severity of depressive symptoms. The Mediterranean diet has been found to be protective against depression. The diet consists of intake of vegetables, fruit, nuts, cereal, legumes, and fish, and a low consumption of meat or meat products and whole-fat dairy. Also, higher intake of Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and micronutrient intake of Folate, Tryptophan, Zinc, Iron, CoQ10, Vitamin B6, B12 and Selenium are protective," said Dr Rajesh Sagar, Professor of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.

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