According to the Institute of Mental Health’s website, depression is a normal emotion. In fact, a National Mental Health Survey conducted by the Institute of Mental Health found that major depressive disorder, more commonly known as depression, is one of the top three mental health disorders here.
However, severe depression is something that has to be addressed and treated. We got Dr Nelson Lee, a psychiatrist and medical director of The Psychological Wellness Centre, to tell us more about the mental illness.
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Text: Foo Jie Ying / The New Paper / February 2017