Here's the shocking reason for most disabilities globally

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Feb 27, 2017, 4:08 pm IST
Updated Feb 27, 2017, 4:08 pm IST
The report by WHO pointed out that it was also the main cause behind a large number of suicide deaths.
More than five crore people in India alone face this issue (Photo: AFP)
 More than five crore people in India alone face this issue (Photo: AFP)

Apart from several physical disabilities that plague people across the world, loss of interest in any activity, lack of appetite and struggle to concentrate are also common disabilities seen among people all over the globe.

Among several causes of disability across the world, the WHO has finally come out with the most common one which is bound to shock you. The World Health Organisation stated that depression is the single largest reason for disabilities in the world presently.

 

The report showed that the amount of people suffering from depression went up by 18 percent and around 80 percent of people facing depression live in developing countries. In India alone, more than 5 crore people are suffering from depressive disorders and over 3 crore have anxiety disorder.

In addition to disabilities, depression also causes a large number of suicides with eight lakh suicides death a year being triggered by the disorder.





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