“Depression is a common mental disorder. Globally, more than 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression. 1 in 20 people report having depressive episode in the previous year. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide and a major contributor of global burden of disease. More women are affected by depression than man. There are effective treatments for depression.”
Dr. Soma Ganesan: MD, Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia. Head and Medical Director, Department of Psychiatry, Vancouver Acute; Medical Director, Adult Community Mental Health Services; Founder; Director, Vancouver General Hospital Cross-Cultural Clinic, UBC; and Physician Leader, Riverview Hospital.