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Global depression numbers surge in past decade: WHO

GENEVA: Cases of depression have ballooned almost 20 percent in a decade, making the debilitating disorder linked to suicide the leading cause of disability worldwide, the World Health Organization said Thursday. By 2015, the number of people globally living with depression, according to a revised definition, had reached 322 million, up 18.4 percent since 2005, the UN agency said. "These new figures are a wake-up call for all countries to rethink their approaches to mental health and to treat it with the urgency that…