Globally, major depressive disorder (MDD) is one of the most severe and common psychiatric disorders.  It is characterised by sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, feelings of tiredness, and poor concentration. In its most severe form, depression can lead to suicide.1,2

GlobalData Healthcare estimates that the 12-month total prevalence of MDD for this year (2021) is twice as high in women (10.4%) compared to men (5.5%) as women bear the brunt of Covid-19 related job losses.

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