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Journal of Health and Medical Research


Why Patients with Depression do Not Improve the Symptoms with Antidepressant Medications?

Huang Wei Ling*

This theme is of paramount importance nowadays since a large part of the world population has been diagnosed with depression and associated as the disease of the century. In the article written by Kessler and Bromet (2016) entitled the epidemiology of depression across culture, they are saying that according to World Health Organization (WHO), depression is considered the fourth cause of disability worldwide and in 2020, it will be the second leading cause of inability. To understand the depth of the theme in question, the author will refer our minds to the oldest medicines, following Hippocrates thoughts that said “It is important to consider ancient medical traditions prior to the knowledge we have nowadays”. For this reason, to understand the whole process involved in this subject, the author will use traditional Chinese medicine’s reasoning together with Western medicine’s thoughts.