A study led by World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that 12 billion working days will be lost across the world each year from now till 2030 due to the lack of efforts to ensure treatment of depression and anxiety disorders, The Guardian reports.
The findings of the study, published in Lancet Psychiatry, have been arrived at after analysis of cost of treating mental disorders and its outcomes in 36 countries.
According to the study, the failure of nations to address the issues of depression and anxiety are costing the world nearly $1 trillion a year in lost productivity besides causing "an enormous amount of human misery," the report adds.
Here are some of the major findings of the study
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