Over 800,000 Sri Lankans suffer from depression – Health authorities observe

Over 800,000 Sri Lankans suffer from depression – Health authorities observe

Over 800,000 Sri Lankans suffer from depression – Health authorities observe

Written by Keshala Dias

01 Apr, 2017 | 12:54 pm

The Ministry of Health says over 800,000 Sri Lankans suffer from depression.

Director of the Mental Health Unit of the Ministry of Health, Specialist Dr. Chithramali de Silva said depression is a major mental health issue that has gripped Sri Lanka at present.

She however stated that depression is “completely curable.”

Dr. Chithramali de Silva says that depression can be caused through genes, as well as social pressure.

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