The projection is that by 2030 the three leading causes of the burden of disease are expected to be HIV/AIDS, depression and ischemic heart disease.1 The actual burden of mental disorders is likely to have been underestimated because of inadequate appreciation of the link between mental illness and physical health conditions. The interaction of mental and physical health conditions confirms that there can be no health without mental health.

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