19 Nov 2013

DEPRESSION IS A LEADING CAUSE OF GLOBAL DISABILITY

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The World Health Organization’s (WHO)2010 Global Burden of Disease (GBD) project found clinical depression remained one of the foremost leading causes of global disability.

Disability is defined by the WHO as the “years of life lost due to time lived in states of less than full health” and is one of two factors the GBD considers when gauging the extent of global burden that a disease inflicts on a population. The other GBD measure is the number of years of life that have been lost due to premature death on account of a disease.

Depression is a major cause of disability, absenteeism, and productivity loss among working-age adults.  Depression is the most prevalent mental health problem among older adults.

Approximately 80% of persons with depression reported some level of functional impairment because of their depression, and 27% reported serious difficulties in work and home life.

In a 3-month period, patients with depression miss an average of 4.8 workdays and suffer 11.5 days of reduced productivity.

HERBS  that can be of support with depression include St. John’s Wort, Magnolia, Withania, Passionflower, Gotu cola, and Damiana.

EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE is based on the discovery that imbalances in the body’s energy system have profound effects on one’s personal psychology.

EFT corrects these imbalances, by tapping on the body’s energy system while “tuned into” the emotional problem.

Many of the problems vanish rapidly.  The most difficult ones often require anywhere from a few days to several weeks.  People simply get beyond their emotional luggage, usually permanently, and go about their lives more effectively.

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