Comparative Study

| Published: June 25, 2016

Woman and Depression

Shimmy V. S

PhD Research Scholar, School of Behavioral Sciences, MG University, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.139/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.139


Background: woman manifest a wide range of stress responses in their daily life in the personal life at home and job related stress at workplace. It can be in the form of physical disorders ranging from headache, neck ache, shoulder pain, lack of sleep, lack of appetite and in their extreme conditions, it can lead to lack of attention, frustrations, anxiety, depression and to suicidal thoughts. This can interfere their well being and quality of life activities of daily living also. Aim: The research examined the prevalence of depression among young adult woman residing in Kerala State. Research Design: Cross sectional survey design was used. Sample: A sample of 30 people (young adult females) over the age of 18 years participated in the study. Tool used: To assess the depression, CES-D a screening test for depression developed by Radolff (1977)was used. Results: Most of the participants does not have depression, but to a lesser extend mild to moderate depression and possibility of major depression was also found among the participants. Conclusion:. Early screening of depression at regular basis provides intimation towards the woman who need immediate interventions, including counseling facilities and even medical support on right time, protects them from hampering of their functional abilities to a greater extend.


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ISSN 2349-3429



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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016