23 de novembre 2014

Depression and the burden of disease

The burden of disease in Catalonia, Spain, using disability-adjusted life years (2005-2010)

Depression ranks at the top of the burden of disease in Catalonia measured in DALYs (men 5.7% of total, while women 11.5%) .It is one of the most significant public health problems in the 21st Century.
The current situation requires a closer assessment and intervention. Patients impact and on families and relatives of patients is huge. Next Tuesday The Economist organises a conference on this topic with top speakers from around the world. A good opportunity to review the current situation.