World Health Day 2017: China
Depression: Let's Talk
Depression is kind of terrible condition and illness which occurs when people are in a low mood, and our thoughts, behavior and feelings could be affected easily by it. In China, there are plenty of people in any ages are suffering from depression recent years. By in line with the activities of World Health Day 2017 which initiated by World Health Organization (WHO), China also held series of events to expand the awareness of this disease to public and help us how to better deal with our depressed mood.
BioMed Central is pleased to take this opportunity to share our recent publications in this research area from China and other Asia countries, in order to be of any assistance to the researchers who works in this field.
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Authored by Yong Zheng et al.
Social attitudes toward male homosexuality in China so far are still not optimistic. Sexual minorities in China have reported high levels of internalized homophobia.
Authored by Mei-Chih Meg Tseng et al.
To examine the differences of associated characteristics and prescription drug use between co-occurring unipolar and bipolar disorders in patients with eating disorders (EDs).
Authored by Biyu Shen et al.
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients are at high risk for depression and anxiety. However, the estimated prevalence of these disorders varies substantially between studies. This systematic review aimed to establish pooled prevalence levels of depression and anxiety among adult SLE patients.
Authored by Yan Li et al.
Accumulating evidence has indicated that S100B may be involved in the pathophysiology of depression. No published study has examined the effect of the antidepressant drug venlafaxine on S100B in animal models of depression. This study investigated S100B expression in the hippocampus and assessed the effect of venlafaxine on S100B mRNA level and protein expression in rats exposed to chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS).
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What China acts in WHO?
In China, there are more and more people suffering from depression no matter he/she is young or old. Thus, we must treat depression with both eyes and keep a watchful eye to those people.
More information about World Health Day 2017
The World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates the "World Health Day" every year and the theme of this year 2017 is "Depression: Let's Talk", which is aiming to attract more attention and help humanbeings realize how this terrible disease affect our lives. Followings are the aims this campaign hope to achieve:
- the general public is better informed about depression, its causes and possible consequences, including suicide, and what help is or can be available for prevention and treatment;
- people with depression seek help; and
- family, friends and colleagues of people living with depression are able to provide support.
To know more details, please visit the webiste of WHO