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Depression: The silent killer

By Guardian Life
28 June 2018   |   7:51 am
What is today known as depression was first reported in ancient Mesopotamia in the second millennium BC. At that time, depression was regarded as a spiritual attack. As a result, anyone under this attack sought help from religious priests.

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