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Depression and other common mental disorders


World Health Organization (WHO)

Subject Keywords: Depression, Mental disorders, Health conditions, Disease, Health policy, Planning
Set: Mental Health
Type: Booklet
Region: International (other)

This booklet provides latest available estimates of the prevalence of depression and other common mental disorders at the global and regional level, together with data concerning the consequences of these disorders in terms of lost health.

Reliable, up-to-date estimates of the proportion of a general population affected by different diseases or health conditions is a key ingredient of effective health policy, planning and evaluation.



Rights: © WHO
Suggested citation:

World Health Organization (WHO). (2017) Depression and other common mental disorders [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 24th November 2017].


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