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Clinical Depression Is On The Rise In The UAE Due To Work Stress

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4 November 2018

Last updated on 4 November 2018
Clinical Depression

Doctors in the UAE are warning against an alarming number of depression cases in the UAE

A shocking number of doctors are reporting cases of clinical depression in the UAE, stating that there is a rise in the number of people who report feeling depressed in the country.

And after reviewing a majority of depression cases are initially due to:

  • 1. Work overload
  • 2. Financial stress
  • 3. Relationship issue

Stress from work, however, was reported as being the main cause of depression amongst UAE residents.

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Almost 22 patients are actively going to doctors with symptoms of depression on a daily basis and of that vast number, 5% are diagnosed with the disease.

Doctors warn against a combination of the following symptoms:

  • Desire to isolate oneself from social situations
  • Trouble in concentration or remembering
  • Over sleeping
  • Under sleeping – insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • Loss of interest in subjects of interest
  • Trouble eating and/or extreme weightloss

Depression should not be taken lightly

A person who is diagnosed with depression should not take it lightly – depression is a serious mental disorder and can carry a risk of suicide if ignored or undiagnosed.

This is attributed to the thoughts of feeling useless and lack of desire to live anymore.

The World Health Organization, WHO for short, has recorded that more than 300 million people of various ages around the world suffer from depression.

Surprisingly revealing that most reported depression cases come from women.

While a drastic number close to 300 million report being depressed, sadly only 10% actually seek out treatment for this mental issue.

And for those who are depressed and go unnoticed without seeking treatment can develop suicidal thoughts, WHO states that close to 800,000 people die each year due to suicide – between the ages of 15 – 29 years old most commonly.

If you witness a family member or friend going through a rough patch, start by listening to their problems because you might help save their life.



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