Major Depressive Disorder: 2nd leading cause of disability worldwide
Though generally understood as involving an array of factors, from genetic predispositions to environmental circumstances, it has turned out to be impossibly challenging to bring these factors together. The stakes of the challenge are considerable, since (in 2010) major depressive disorder (MDD) ranked as the second leading cause of disability worldwide and as the eleventh leading cause of global burden of disease (Ferrari et al. 2013).
Ferrari, Alize J., et al. 2013. “Burden of Depressive Disorders by Country, Sex, Age, and Year: Find...
To access the most recent data on depression prevalence in world population, download the World Health Organization report below. You can also listen to Alize Ferrari, the first author of the article mentioned by Vidal and Ortega, speak about the Global Burden of Disease 2016 statistics:Depression and Other Common Mental Disorders: Global Health Estimates