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Your Health November 8, 2013 Depression and disability

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  When you think of the cause of a person's a disability, you may not readily think of depression.
   But new research shows depression is the second major cause of disability in the world.
  The United Nations' World Health Organization, also referred to as WHO, looked at 2010 data and compared depression with more than 200 other diseases and injuries as a cause of disability.
      The WHO found that only a small percentage of people who suffer from the illness have access to proper care.
     Back pain is the number one cause of disability.
     The WHO has recently launched a "global mental health action plan" aimed at boosting awareness among policymakers.

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