The Washington Post (2/27, Searing) reports, “Depression affects about 280 million people worldwide, including about five percent of all adults, according to data from the World Health Organization and a report from the World Psychiatric Association Commission,” which “describes depression as ‘one of the leading causes of avoidable suffering and premature mortality in the world’ and labels it a neglected global health crisis.” In the US alone, “an estimated 21 million adults, or about 8 percent of those 18 and older, are living with depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.” (SOURCE: APA Headlines)