The health Ministry predicted the increase in the number of patients with depression

The health Ministry said that by 2020, depression will be the second most common among the causes of temporary disability, according to RIA Novosti.

“By 2020, depression will be released on the second, and some think that on the first day of incapacity for work during the year. This prediction was made long ago, and it is, unfortunately, confirmed”, — said the chief psychiatrist of Ministry of health Zurab Kekelidze.

According to who, in Russia from depressive disorders affects almost eight million people or 5.5 percent of citizens. Only in the European region, which includes Russia, depression is observed in approximately 40 million people.

April 7 is world health day. This year it is held under the slogan “Depression: let’s talk”.

Depression — a mental disorder characterized by depressed mood, impaired thinking and motor retardation. When depression is reduced self-esteem, there is a loss of interest in life and usual activities.