| Published: February 28, 2017
‘I have Depression and others have Anxiety’: Cognitive Representation of Depression
Depression is the most common neurotic illness which affects roughly more than 350 million people all over the world and the prevalence of depression is more common among women than in men (WHO 2016). However, the awareness level of depressive disorders is low among the general public. Therefore persons with depression are generally not getting proper care and support from the family as well as the society. This study illuminates the challenges faced by a lady who had suffered from depression more than three decades episodically. This study follows the single instrument case study (Stake, 1995) research structure, describing the details incorporating the edited quotes from informants. After the description of the case, researcher focus on the key issues (themes) to understand the complexity of the case. The themes were described in detail as the lesson learned (Guba & Lincoln, 1981) from the case. The study reveals the strategies adopted by the study participant to overcome depression and its impact.
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2017 Vishal M
Received: February 06, 2017; Revision Received: February 21, 2017; Accepted: February 28, 2017
Published in Volume 04, Issue 2, January-March, 2017