With more than 600 neurological related disorders today, including, among others, depression, Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia, CNS treatment represents one of the major public health priorities today.
Apart from the health challenges, mental illnesses create social and economic side-effects affecting the daily lives of millions of people, while they can have a devastating impact on how a patient feels and understands the world. Established as the primary cause of disability worldwide, mental illnesses can make routine tasks seem from difficult to unbearable.
According to recent studies, close to 10% of the global population is suffering from depression or is experiencing anxiety disorders. In Greece, almost 200.000 people suffer from dementia, with another 100.000 epilepsy patients.