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| Published: February 28, 2017

‘I have Depression and others have Anxiety’: Cognitive Representation of Depression

Vishal M.V

Ph.D Scholar , Dept. of Social Work, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.116/20170402

DOI: 10.25215/0402.116


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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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 2, January-March, 2017