The role of community pharmacists in managing depression in lebanon

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: AKEL, Marwan (Lebanese International University, Beirut, Lebanon)
  • Co-author(s): Marwan Akel
    Maya Khoury
    Elsa Lilly
    Mohamad Iskandarani
    Mohamad Rahal
    Jihan Safwan
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Depression has harmful effects on individual’s health, including suicidal ideation. WHO described depression as a “social and economic burden”. It is often underestimated and undertreated, less than 10% of depressed patients receive treatments. About 5% of the worldwide population is affected, women having a higher prevalence than men. 

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