The researchers of Queensland University conducted a statistical analysis, in which it was found that developing countries are more likely to develop depression. During the analysis, it was found that the North America, Australia and Western Europe have minute cases of depression and mental illness.
The findings are the result of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation research which was initiated to gauge the impact of mental illness in the world. The research is actually a follow up of a project stared by the World Health Organization, in 1990.
Following the findings, Queensland University has been awarded with $2.44 million for a project, pertaining to findings methods of treating mental illness. Professor Alan Lawson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Queensland University said, “In this case, the funding will enable the best experts across three States to collaborate on research that will produce gains in service planning and policy making in the mental health system”.
The researchers of the University will look at the cause of tension among the people in the developing nations. About five research centers would be included in the project. It is hoped that the project would help in developing strategies for combating depression in the developing nations.