Depression & Suicide: Twin Evils on the Rise in Nigeria
There has been much speculation about modern environments causing an epidemic of depression. It is also important to determine whether depression rates have increased and review evidence for possible explanations. While available data indicate rising prevalence and an increased lifetime risk for younger cohorts, strong conclusions cannot be drawn due to conflicting results and methodological flaws.
The growing burden of chronic diseases, which arise from an evolutionary mismatch between past human environments and modern-day living, may be central to rising rates of depression. Some wonder whether declining social capital and greater inequality and loneliness are candidate mediators of a depression.
Yet, there are other factors that can also be examined.
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