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Audio: Radio Romania Cultural: Depresia, boala secolului (Depression, illness of the century)

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According to the World Health Organization, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and the second cause of death worldwide after cardiovascular diseases. What is depression? What are its symptoms? How can it be treated? Why are those who suffer from depression stigmatized? Storymania host Adela Greceanu explores these questions with Andrew Solomon, the American author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression; multimedia artist Cinty Ionescu, producer of the interactive online exploration of depression, Fața ascunsă (Hidden Face); and psychiatrist Florian Koleci. (In Romanian; Andrew’s comments are overdubbed in Romanian.)