Depression stalks millions in modern China

As living standards improve, social competition becomes fierce, making ordinary duties seem like insurmountable tasks.

    Modern China is a psychologically taxing place. As living standards improve, social competition has become fierce. Buying an apartment, finding a spouse and supporting a family can feel like insurmountable tasks.

    One drug company estimates the country is home to more than 30 million depression patients.
     
    Al Jazeera's Rob McBridge reports from Nanjing on China's mental-health crisis.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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