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Depression affects 350 million people and is the leading cause of disability worldwide.1 The complexity of the condition calls for a collaborative approach to treatment involving patients, their family, friends, healthcare professionals and employers.

Depression is a broad mix of symptoms that affect different people in different ways.2

These symptoms can affect a persons' mood (emotional), body (physical) and mind (cognitive).3–6

Difficulty concentrating, indecisiveness, forgetfulness, difficulty planning and poor attention are common symptoms of depression that can have a serious impact on peoples’ lives and often persist after treatment.7–12

Unfortunately, these cognitive symptoms of depression are routinely overlooked.

It's time to Rethink our approach. It's time to Rethink Depression.

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  2. NICE clinical guideline 90. Depression in adults. October 2009.
  3. American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – Fifth Edition (DSM-V). 2013.
  4. Depression. Available at: Accessed June 2015.
  5. Suicide Awareness Voices of Education. Symptoms of major depression. Available at: C2D6C47399E9EFDB&r=1&CFID=977589&CFTOKEN=9929c8130649caac-076A3D2D-C29A-2288-2595AADD19321E84. Accessed June 2015.
  6. NHS choices. Clinical depression – Symptoms. Available at: Accessed 24 July 2015.
  7. Marazziti D et al. Eur J Pharmacol. 2010; 626(1): 83–86.
  8. McClintock SM et al. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2011; 31(2): 180–186.
  9. Hammar A, Ardal G. Front Hum Neurosci. 2009; 3: 26.
  10. Jaeger J et al. Psychiatry Res. 2006; 145(1): 39–48.
  11. Fehnel SE et al. CNS Spectr. 2013; 1–10 [Epub ahead of print].
  12. Antidepressant Skills at Work. Depression in the workplace. Available at: Accessed July