Almost half a million people suffer from depression in Morocco

Nearly half a million Moroccans are battling with depression. This works out to about 4.5% of the Moroccan population.

Another 1,477,408 people suffering from anxiety disorders, which also amounts to approximately 4.5% of the population. This is brought out in a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) from 2015.

The , titled "depression and other mental disorders "is released last week by the World Health Organization, report Moroccoworldnews. Also comes in This report shows that this Morocco on the second-place State in North Africa, with the percentage of people who suffer from these disorders. 4.9% in Tunisia there is to 4.6% to a depression and anxiety disorders, that country appears on number 1.

A worldwide depression 1.5 times more common in women than in men, these are estimated to be more than 300 million people. In people with anxiety disorders is this number around the world on approximately 264 million people.

The report also writes that the number of cases of depression is increased by 18.4% in the past ten years, the number of people with anxiety disorders has risen by 14.9%.

Then Chisholm, the author of the report of the World Health Organization, told reporters in Geneva that the consequences of these disorders in the field of mental and physical health are enormous.

"If you look at the prevalence of various disorders in the world and you look at the disability which is associated with them, if you which combines, ends depression at the top of the list, because it is very common," explained Chisholm.

"One in 20 people in the world has depression and there is a fairly high level of disorder or disability associated with it is," he added.

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