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Better understanding of depression, its symptoms and treatment, is needed

Prof Nor Zuraida Binti Zainal

According to Professor Nor Zuraida Binti Zainal, from Malaysia, clinicians dealing with major depression face three major challenges: the fact that patients frequently do not recognize symptoms such as low mood and unexplained tiredness as symptoms of depression; patients' reluctance to seek professional help because of the associated stigma; and their tendency to stop treatment prematurely. These challenges can be met by depression awareness campaign and education.

Our correspondent’s highlights from the symposium are meant as a fair representation of the scientific content presented. The views and opinions expressed on this page do not necessarily reflect those of Lundbeck.

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