How can depression manifest in south Asian individuals?

Depression, otherwise known as major depressive disorder or clinical depression, is a common and serious mood disorder.

You may experience persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness and you may also present with a physical symptom such as chronic pain or digestive issues.

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There is a conceptual gap between the dominant western psychiatric models of mental disorders and conceptual models of distress within the South Asian community.

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