CHB NEWS BULLETIN
What is Depression?
Feeling sad, or what we may call "DEPRESSED", happens to all of us. The sensation usually passes after a while. However, people with a depressive disorder - clinical depression - find that their state interferes with daily life.
For people with clinical depression, their normal functioning is undermined to such an extent that both they and those who care about them are affected by it.
Depression can lead to emotional and physical problems. Typically, people with depression find it hard to go about their day-to-day activities, and may also feel that life is not worth living.
The World Health Organization estimates that 350 million people throughout the world suffer from depression. They state that depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide.