As global issue, mental health rises from history of neglect
Recognition of depression as a global problem has increased dramatically over the last decade, partly through the efforts of University of Washington faculty to broaden awareness and treatment in the United States.
"I think we've made the case this is a big problem," says Jurgen Unützer, UW professor and chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. "Now, what can we do about it?" UW is building on successful initial efforts.