Depression cases are fast increasing in India, reveals WHO. Here's how you can deal with it

Over 5 crore people in India are suffering from depression

In a troubling revelation made by the World Health Organisation (WHO), India has been adjudged one of the majorly affected countries from depression. According to the UN health organisation, nearly 50 per cent of the total 322 million people are living with depression across the world—in India alone, there are over 5 crore people suffering from it.

The UN organisation in its latest health report revealed that between 2005 and 2015, the number of people living with depression increased by a whopping 18.4 per cent globally, which is a matter of concern.

The WHO in its report titled ‘Depression and Other Common Mental Disorders — Global Health Estimates’ also stated that depression is more prevalent in women than men. Interestingly, in the south-east region—that also includes India—the depression rate found in women is 5 per cent and 4 per cent in men.

As it is becoming a matter of concern, here we bring some measures which will help you to deal with it.

  • Consulting a trained therapist is one the best ways, however, some people take more time during therapy while others take less.
  • Exercising is beneficial as it helps in controlling mood changing brain chemicals: norepinephrine and serotonin.
  • Positive thinking therapy—some therapist suggest keeping a positive thinking approach in day to day lives can bring a huge change.
  • Trying not to skip a meal. Food habits also play a major role in it.
  • Proper sunlight is not only the proper source of Vitamin D but it also has a power to instantly cheer up mood.
  • Keeping away from caffeine.
  • Contemplating the reason, like what’s making them depressed.
  • Watching a funny movie or a comedy TV show can be helpful in changing your mood.
  • If you have a pet, then spending time with them will also be fruitful.