Current Research on Depression from around the World

There are more than 264 million people of all ages who suffer from depression, The World Health Organization (WHO) reports in its Depression Fact Sheet. According to the WHO, the mental disorder is a leading cause of disability around the world and a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease.

You’ll find on this page latest news about current research on depression.

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  • Woman killed herself after mental health worsened in lockdown, inquest hears February 25, 2021
    Coroner says Julie Sharrock, 59, ‘felt lonely, isolated and in fear of the outside’ during Covid pandemicThe death of a woman who killed herself after her mental health issues worsened during the Covid pandemic, has been described as a “tragedy” at an inquest.In recent years, Julie Sharrock, 59, had struggled with depression, which was exacerbated […]
  • When you're down, midwinter is bleak - but draw comfort from knowing your summer will come | Adrian Chiles February 16, 2021
    Grey days make me maudlin, but when I was struggling they taught me something, tooWhenever the weather is this monochromatically cold, drained of all colour, I am taken back to my nan’s funeral 20 years ago. It was the bleakest midwinter at Stourbridge Crematorium where we gathered to mourn the passing of Dorothy Mabel Chiles […]
  • Neil Greenberg: hospitals must give staff better 'psychological PPE' January 20, 2021
    The consultant psychologist and trauma specialist on how NHS staff have been damaged by the battle against Covid and need more supportCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageListening to Prof Neil Greenberg, consultant occupational psychologist and forensic psychiatrist at King’s College London, you might think he is describing the psychological conditions of a war […]
  • Why it's time to stop pursuing happiness January 10, 2021
    Positive thinking and visualising success can be counterproductive – happily, other strategies for fulfilment are availableLike many teenagers, I was once plagued with angst and dissatisfaction – feelings that my parents often met with bemusement rather than sympathy. They were already in their 50s, and, having grown up in postwar Britain, they struggled to understand […]
  • How anxiety during lockdown led me to prescription drugs January 1, 2021
    Young people tell of mental health problems during Covid pandemic restrictionsAntidepressant use at all-time highCoronavirus – latest updatesAnxiety crept up on Oludayo Asuni until she was having a panic attack a day, and texts and calls from friends and family were increasingly going unanswered. As her world began to unravel, she was prescribed antidepressants.The 23-year-old […]
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