New Delhi: According to National Mental Health Survey (2016), 10 percent of the Indian population suffers from common mental disorders.
Experts across the globe agree that mental well-being is not merely an absence of disorder but a state of positive well-being. According to National Mental Health Survey (2016), 1 in 20 people suffer from depression in India. Depression, anxiety and substance abuse problems together are called Common Mental Disorders (CMD). CMDs are affected by a wide range of socio-cultural, economic and political factors. Yet when it comes to addressing CMDs, it is often seen in the limited view of “clinical” diagnosis.
Depression is more common amongst women and is very closely linked to the experiences that they face from the inequities in the patriarchal social structure.
One in twenty people suffer from depression in India.