Mental Health: A Familiar but Most Neglected Issue

Mental Health: A Familiar but Most Neglected Issue

Nowadays, mental health has grabbed the attention of health specialists. According to the World Health Organization’s report of 2023, suicide is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide. In the United States, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) has a significant role in self-harm or suicide. A MDD victim goes through several mental and physical health-related issues, but the worst endpoint that can happen is suicidal death.

Does Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is related to mental health?

When talking about mental health, the most common health issue that genZ faces is depression. Major depressive disorder (MDD), also known as clinical depression is a mental disorder that is characterized by at least two weeks of consistently low mood, low self-esteem, and loss of interest or pleasure in daily life activities. Several research claims that females are more susceptible to being victimized by Major Depressive Disorder globally. In the European Union, male victims are also prevalent but most of them are unacknowledged about their clinical depression which results in testosterone-deficient Caucasian in male victims.

Which signs or symptoms can be used to diagnose Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)?

We can differentiate the signs and symptoms into two groups. Psychological symptoms are that which is related to mental health and Somatic symptoms are that symptoms which can be related to physical health.

Pessimism or negative thinkingWeight imbalance like reduced weight or weight gain
Guilt or blaming own self for every unfortunate eventLoss of appetite or abnormal eating
Loss of interest in daily life activitiesBowl change; mostly constipation
Reduced self-esteem or loss of confidenceDisturbance of sleep; insomnia can be noticed
Depressed mood or feeling bad every timeFatigue or continuous lack of energy
Suicidal thinkingLoss of libido; usually observed in men

How to cure Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) to prevent suicide?

A depressed soul always needs good company and a positive environment. However, in the case of MDD, the patient needs medical attention. A clinical psychologist might suggest two types of therapy to cure Major Depressive Disorder.

  • Medical Therapy
  • Psychological Therapy


Competitiveness, self-dissatisfaction, lack of family bonding, and relationship issues are some common causes of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). The worst part is that most people suffer from MDD but are unaware of this medical emergency. On the contrary, in this robotic world people sometimes neglect mental health or are embarrassed to share it with others which becomes more horrible for the patient.

In the end, we can say that as we take care of our physical health, mental health is also important. If we neglect mental health, it can lead to generate other health issues.

Pharmacologist I Researcher Research Coordinator Working site: Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, Rajshahi, Bangladesh Toxicology Society of Bangladesh