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Number of young Thais with major depressive disorder increasing – DOMH

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Number of young Thais with major depressive disorder increasing – DOMH

 

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Thailand’s Department of Mental Health expressed concern on Wednesday (June 12) that the number of Thai teenagers and young adults suffering from major depressive disorder (MDD) is on the increase, citing the fact that youths aged from 11-25 years old accounted for 13,658 out of a total 40,635 cases calling its mental health hotline in the first half of this year.

 

Dr. Kiattiphum Wongrachit, the department director-general, said that MDD is an important mental health issue because it cannot be completely cured, and those who do not receive proper treatment tend to end their lives in tragedy and suicide.

 

Dr. Kiattiphum reported that, in 2017, 4.94 in every 100,000 Thai youths aged 20-24 had committed suicide. The number increased to 5.33 in 100,000 in 2018. This statistic is in line with data from the department’s 1323 hotline that shows a rapid increase in the number of calls from younger people.

 

Source: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/number-of-young-thais-with-major-depressive-disorder-increasing-domh/

 

 

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5 hours ago, Matzzon said:

Just have to set a minimum age of 30 years old to be able to access and read the Thai news. Problem solved.

Your too old at 30 in Thailand, Thats a major part of the problem.

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6 hours ago, Thongkorn said:

Your too old at 30 in Thailand, Thats a major part of the problem.

In what way is this comment related to my post and the article?

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