The Ten Leading Causes of Disability in the World
* DALYs = Disability-Adjusted Life Years
Source: Murray, CJL, Lopez, AD eds. The Global Burden of Disease. Geneva and Boston: World Health Organization and Harvard UP, 1996.
Just something I came across. Thought it was interesting. The great majority of these causes are mental, as you can see.
And the pharmaceutical companies are cleaning up on this one. I don't know what else can be done, every thing from holistic thinking to pharms, to psychoanalysis is out to treat it, unless one is very poor, one can be treated. Although from a few studies I read a few years ago, the poor have a lower depression rate than the upper classes, and a far lower suicide rate.
Didn't know that was a Disability
It's a cause of disability, apparently.
Its an interesting table maxim.
What in your opinion is the major causes of depression?
Quote:if you're anaemic you're going to have trouble getting enough oxygen to your organs, so I can imagine why this would be considered a disability