Health Talk – Depression, 09 July 2016

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Health Talk - Depression, 09 July 2016

Major depression is one of the top three leading causes of disease and disability globally and in South Africa. It is reported that we have 30% lifetime risk of developing the disease. Perhaps you may have experienced this from someone close to you, or may have suffered from depression yourself. Whatever the case, this is an important condition that we constantly need to educate ourselves on.

So today we discuss major depression. We will learn about how common the condition is, its causes and risk factors, how to recognize its early signs and symptoms and how the condition can be prevented and/or managed.

Our expert panel today includes a specialist psychiatrist, a clinical psychologist, a representative from SADAG and someone who suffered from depression to share her experiences.

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