Depression - Let's Talk World Health Organization (WHO) Depression affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. It causes mental anguish and impacts on peopleís ability to carry out even the simplest everyday tasks, with sometimes devastating consequences for relationships with family and friends. It is also the largest cause of disability worldwide.
Overcoming Depression Lee Memorial Health System Each year more than three million people are diagnosed with depression. Doctors say depression can be serious if left untreated but there are symptoms to look for it you suspect a loved one needs treatment.