In 2020, the top ten diseases that cause human disability (disability), the first is depression. In addition, according to a study by Harvard University, depression ranks second among the top ten diseases that cause the global burden of disease in human society. Depression can cause a person to be unable to work, reduce productivity, and cause a serious burden on the family and society. Depression often occurs early and persists, and some even relapse. 15% of depression patients will eventually die of suicide, which has caused personal, family and social losses and regrets. 1 Photo Credit: Xiaoyu Luancheng In Taiwan, the National Health Bureau of the.
Department of Health pointed out that the telemarketing list survey showed that 8.9% of the population had depression symptoms, about 2 million people, of which about 5.2% had severe depression, about 1.25 million people. (Editor’s note: In 2018, there were only about 400,000 people who actually sought medical treatment for depression . Therefore, only one-fifth of depression patients sought help from outside.) Based on epidemiological prevalence estimates, the economic cost of depression in Taiwan is 40.5 billion yuan a year, of which direct costs such as medicines and medical care only account for 22%, or about 8.9 billion yuan; The production loss accounted for 76.3%, and the amount was as high as 30.9 billion yuan.
What about China next door to us? 1 Photo Credit: Xiaoyu Luancheng There are as many as 70 million "depression" patients in China. It is conservatively estimated that about 200 million people will need professional psychological counseling or psychotherapy in their lifetime. But in the United States, there are about 300,000 psychologists, counseling psychologists, social workers and spiritual caregivers who are engaged in counseling and therapy. arrow_forward_iosunderstand more Powered by GliaStudio In China, there are only about 20,000 psychological counselors who have passed the qualification examination.