Emotional Depression, Economic Recession

World depression rates rising, per WHO

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

The World Health Organization said last week that within the next 20 years, depression will become the largest health burden on society. But treatment for mental health is often underfunded, despite the fact that it drastically affects productivity in many countries.  We talk to Professor Cary Cooper, who teaches psychology and health at Lancaster University in Britain. We also speak with Dr. Shekhar Saxena, program manager of the WHO's Department of mental health and substance abuse.

 

Guests:

Cary Cooper and Dr. Shekhar Saxena

Hosted by:

Lynn Sherr and Todd Zwillich

Produced by:

Rob Hugh-Jones

Contributors:

Stephanie Hughes

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