Table-II: Associations of study participants with depression (n= 450).
The prevalence of depression among women seeking antenatal care during their last trimester according to Goldberg Depression Scale was 40.89% (n=184) (Fig.1).
An empirical study conducted in Karachi reported 33% of prevalence of depression
which was double in females than males which was 15.7%11,5.
One reason for this effect could be that post-natal depression
in fathers is sometimes linked with an increased level of maternal depression
, researchers concluded.
Is there any difference between the sample and population in the frequency of depression
among infertile women?
It is estimated that 15% to 40% of all brain tumour patients suffer from depression
, with highest rates among those with glioma.5 A systematic review based on 42 observational studies with 25 distinct self-reported diagnostic tools (scales) reported the prevalence of depression
in glioma patients may range from 0 to 93% with a median prevalence of 27%.6 Another prospective cohort study with the largest sample size to date (n=155) reported that 20% of all glioma patients become clinically depressed within 8 months of diagnosis.7
23.5% of them had depression
as determined by the DSM-IV criteria.
A team at the University of Alabama at Birmingham conducted this study to measure changes in depression
rate and severity during the first 12 months of antiretroviral therapy and to identify factors linked to depression
after 12 months of therapy.
Also disturbing is the fact that teens suffering from depression
don't appear to be seeking help from their primary care providers to relieve that depression
, with the rate stagnating at about 10 percent for the last decade (Bagley, 2016).
Conclusion: High frequency of depression
was found among elderly community and diversity exists in predicting factors.
Results: Main result showed that the prevalence of depression
among ER Physicians was 47%.
The findings suggest that "more efforts should be made to improve screening and referral, particularly in light of the mounting evidence that early paternal depression
may have substantial emotional, behavioral, and developmental effects on children," noted lead author James F.