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A New Challenge: Depression is a Significant Problem among University Students

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INTRODUCTION


Mental health is a new priority for modern public health due to the growing number of morbidity caused by mental illness such as depression or anxiety disorders (1). Mental illness, and depression is a leading cause of mental health problems, also affects disability rates of a population as well as death rates indirectly through elevating the risk of suicide. In addition, depression has been recognized as an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease (2), therefore it may contribute to the development of leading causes of mortality.

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e-Published: 17 Sep, 2013
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