A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF MEDICINAL HERBS USED AS ANTI-DEPRESSANTAbstract
Depression is a significant contributor to the global burden of disease and affects people in all communities across the world. Today, depression is estimated to affect 350 million people. The World Mental Health Survey conducted in 17 countries found that, on average, about 1 in 20 people reported having an episode of depression in the previous year. Depressive disorders often start at a young age; they reduce people’s functioning and often are recurring. For these reasons, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide in terms of the total years lost due to disability. Depression is known with some signs, such AS altered cognitive functions and mood, and is linked with a significant social dysfunction such as decreased quality of life. The demand for curbing depression and other mental health conditions is on the rise globally. A recent World Health Assembly called on the World Health Organization and its member states to take action in this path.
Rasika Dnyandeo Bhalke *, Mahendra Ashok Giri, Yash S. Lodha, Komal A. Pawar and Yogesh S. Kulkarni
Sanjivani College of Pharmaceutical, Education and Research Kopargaon, Maharashtra, India.
14 March 2021
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