Rural to urban areas migration — One of the major factors behind depression
As the term ‘depression’ is getting popular nowadays in the busy life schedule, so as the patients of depression. This boosts the market of antidepressant or also called depression drugs market. People moving from rural to urban areas and their suddenly changing life style is one of the major factors driving the growth of depression drug market globally. People move from rural to urban areas and sudden changes takes place in their life in terms of job, standard of living, dressing, and lifestyle among others. They find it difficult to match with the life style of the people living in urban areas which leads to depression among them. These cases are found majorly among women primarily in developing countries. Growing geriatric population and rise in the number of generic drug market are some of the other factors driving the growth of depression drug market.
According to a report published by WHO, about 350 million people have been affected by depression and the number is increasing spontaneously. Sadness is one of the major reasons behind people getting depressed. Having sadness somedays is common in all men and women; however if it continues for days then it is the sign of depression. While in depression, often people loss interest in life which probably leads to suicide in the long run. Worthlessness, guilt or lack of hope are also some of the symptoms seen in patients suffering from depression.
Lack of effective treatment is one of the major concerns in the treatment of depression among people. Although there are effective treatment available but still lacking in effective care leads to unsuccessful recovery. A well trained healthcare service provider is needed at utmost for the treatment of depression. The number of patients suffering from mental disorder and depression is rising globally giving a set back to the world health organizations.
Availability of antidepressant doesn’t mean it’s a particular medicine that can cure depression in an adult patient. They need care and can be treated psychology making them understand the reasons and conditions of their suffering. WHO’s Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) is working hard on the conditions of people suffering from depression. “Although depression can be treated and prevented, at least 75% of all people suffering from major depression do not receive adequate treatment. However, it is not enough to simply scale up services — it is equally important to raise awareness, build understanding and reduce stigma,” said WHO Regional Director for Europe Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab. Let it be North America, Europe or Asia Pacific, the story lies the same. Though depression is common these days but is under treated or under recognized mostly by people. So, there is a need to open up dialogue on this topic.
The health organizations and health associations should come to forefront opening up a dialogue and saving the people suffering from depression. The future of a country depends on the youth and this mental disability is putting them on their knees making them feel sad, lonely, worthless and more. Also, children are unable to understand but the youth and elderly population should understand and try to cope up with the situation psychologically making their life happier