Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : April 5th 2017 Contents The risk of becoming depressed is in-
creased by being female, poverty, unem-
ployment,life events such as the death of a
loved one or a relationship break-up,phys-
ical illness and problems caused by alcohol
and drug use (www.who.int).
Depressive disorders include two main
sub-categories: major depressive disorder/
depressive episode, which involves symp-
toms such as depressed mood,loss of inter-
est and enjoyment, and decreased energy.
Depending on the number and severity of
symptoms, a depressive episode can be
categorised as mild, moderate, or severe
Dysthymia is a persistent or chronic form
of mild depression or minor depression
(mD) with symptoms similar to a depres-
sive episode,but tend to be less intense and
last longer. It is often regarded as depres-
sion which does not meet the diagnostic
Bipolar affective disorder typically con-
sists of both manic and depressive episodes
separatedby periods ofnormalmood.Man-
ic episodes involve elevated mood and in-
creased energy, resulting in over-activity,
pressure of speech, and decreased need
Anxiety disorders refer to a group of
mental disorders characterised by feelings
of anxiety and fear, including generalised
anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias,
social anxiety disorder, obsessive-com-
pulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress
disorder .Symptoms can range from mild to
severe.The duration of symptoms typically
experienced by people with anxiety disor-
ders makes it more a chronic than episodic
World Health Day will be observed this
coming Friday, April 7. It marks the anni-
versary of the founding of the WHO. This
year's campaign theme is Depression: Let's
Talk (#LetsTalk ), a campaign which runs
for an entire year to bring the much needed
attention to this illness.
This is part one of two instalments.
Part two will appear this Friday.
guardian.co.tt Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Over 300 million people depressed---WHO
Earlier this year, the World
Health Organization (WHO) re-
leased a report on the global prev-
alence of depression. The report
says, "Globally, the total number
of people with depression was
estimated to exceed 300 million
in 2015". It says too, that almost
that same number "suffers from
a range of anxiety disorders, since
many people experience both
conditions simultaneously (co-
Depression is ranked by WHO as
the single largest contributor to global
disability(7.5 per cent of all years lived
withdisabilityin 2015)andanxiety dis-
orders are ranked sixth (3.4 per cent).
Depression is also the major contrib-
utor to suicide deaths, which number
close to 800,000 per year.
The WHO says, "Depression affects
people of all ages,from all walks of life,
in all countries. It causes mental an-
guish and impacts on people's ability
to carry out even the simplest every-
day tasks, withsometimes devastating
consequences for relationships with
family and friends and the ability to
earn a living."
Depression, of course, is not the
sadness or episodic downhearted-
ness that almost every human being
experiences in the course ofliving.De-
pression is the mental disorder, often
a long-term illness, characterised by
"sadness, loss of interest or pleasure,
feelings of guilt or low self-worth,
disturbed sleep or appetite, feelings
of tiredness, and poor concentration."
Depressionisknown to significantly
impair a person's cognitive abilities,
affecting functioning at home, at
work, at school, and in allrelationships
at all levels. Those who live with this
illness have great difficulty in coping
with simple tasks required for daily
Frequently asked questions
1. What are common mental
disorders? What is depression?
Common mental disorders refer
to two main diagnostic categories:
depressive disorders and anxiety
These disorders are diagnosable
health conditions, and are distinct
from feelings of sadness, stress or fear
that anyone can experience from time
to time in their lives.
2. How many people globally are af-
fected by depression?
Over 300 million people.
3. Is the number of people with com-
mon mental disorders increasing?
Yes, particularly in lower-income
4. Who is most likely to get depressed?
THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
Claim No. CV2017- 01081
IN THE MATTER OF THE ANTI-TERRORISM ACT, CHAPTER 12:07
In the matter of an Application by The Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago for a
Declaratory Order under Section 22B of the Anti-terrorism Act, Chapter 12:07
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
SHANE CRAWFORD also known as Abu Sa'd at-Trinidadi also known as Asadullah
Before the Honourable Mr. Justice R. Mohammed
Dated 31st March, 2017
UPON READING the Fixed Date Claim Form filed on 29th March, 2017 and the affidavit of the Principal
Deponent sworn and filed on 29th March, 2017 together with the exhibits attached thereto;
AND UPON determining this matter without a hearing;
IT IS ORDERED that personal service on the Defendant be dispensed with.
IT IS HEREBY DECLARED that Pursuant to Section 22B(3)(a) of the Anti-Terrorism Act, the Defendant,
SHANE CRAWFORD also known as Abu Sa'd at-Trinidadi also known as Asadullah, Date of
Birth: February 22, 1986, Passport Number: T 7959547, Place of Birth: Trinidad and Tobago,
Address: Syria, formerly resident at 349 Dass Branch Trace, Dass Trace Enterprise, Chaguanas, is a
listed entity for the purposes of the Anti-Terrorism Act, Chapter 12:07 ("the Act").
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that:
1. Pursuant to Section 22 B (3) (b) of the Act that the Defendant's funds be frozen;
2. Pursuant to Section 22B (4A) of the Act, the Registrar of the Supreme Court to serve an Office
Copy of the Order on the Financial Intelligence Unit immediately in accordance with the Civil
Proceedings Rules 1998 (as amended); and
3. Pursuant to Section 22B(5) of the Act, the Attorney General shall within seven (7) days after
the date of this Order, cause a copy of the Order and a statement that the matter will be
reviewed every six (6) months, to be published in the Gazette and in two (2) daily newspapers
of general circulation in Trinidad and Tobago.
Notice is hereby given that the matter which is the subject of the aforementioned Order will
be reviewed by the Honourable Attorney General every six (6) months in accordance with
section 22B(9) of the Anti-Terrorism Act, Chap. 12:07.
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