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Depression And Demographic Research

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Depression is defined by World Health Organization as “a common mental disorder, characterized by sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, feelings of tiredness, and poor concentration”. In a moderate case, depression seems to the person affected that needs extra effort to accomplish daily activities with no motivation and function poorly. While in most serious cases, depression can lead to suicidal ideation or directly give an end to the desire of life (Mind, 2016). It is a quite frequent disability which affects more than 300 million people (WHO, 2016). Unhealthy lifestyles and depression are extremely related, depressive people can easily adapt unhealthy lifestyles and people who follow an unhealthy lifestyle are more prone to depression.…show more content…
and D’Arcy, C.). The current research intent i) to evaluate if population with unhealthy habits are more likely to develop depression, and ii) to survey if depressed population with unhealthy habits will remain depressed. An overall of 7908 members were assessed in the WHO’s Study on Global AGEing and Adult Health (SAGE) in 2002-2004(Wave 0) and re-assessed in 2007-2010(Wave
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