NIMHANS Criticizes WHO’s Report Claiming India A ‘Depressed Nation’

NIMHANS Criticizes WHO’s Report Claiming India A ‘Depressed Nation’

India’s National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (Nimhans) has notified that the WHO’s report has highly inflated figures portraying India with the highest number of depressed people.

According to Nimhans, the people who visit tertiary mental health care centre suffer from moderate to mild forms of depression.

According to figures by WHO, around 36% people in India suffer from Major Depressive Episode (MDE) and around 9% suffer from extended period of depression within their lifetime. MDE has been described as depression with grief, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-esteem, troubled sleep or appetite, low energy and poor concentration.

Nimhans Psychiatry Department Head Dr. S K Chaturvedi stated that the figures by WHO were inflated. He said that Indians have a strong social support system and the family structure acts as a defense for them, so they were less likely to fall under MDE cases.

Jagdish Kaur from the Ministry of Health stated, "It's a scientific data presented as a statistical data, and it is misinterpreted, because that is only Puducherry data and not pan India. Indians are happy people and sometime ago there was this study that we are happy people".


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