depression


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in the depths of (something)

In the middle of and wholly consumed by a particularly negative and/or difficult situation or emotional state. The country was in the depths of the worst economic disaster of the last century. While I was in the depths of depression, I found that I couldn't even get out of bed in the morning.
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fall into depression

1. To enter into a cognitive state characterized by an inability to experience pleasure as well as feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, and despondency; to become clinically depressed. Despite how many things were going well for me, I could feel myself falling into depression again. She closed herself off from her friends and family, and the isolation caused her to fall further into depression.
2. To enter into a period of drastic economic decline, widespread poverty, and high unemployment. Eventually the entire subprime mortgage market collapsed, causing economies around the world to fall into depression. The small country fell into depression shortly after gaining its independence.
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sink into depression

1. To enter into a cognitive state characterized by an inability to experience pleasure as well as feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, and despondency; to become clinically depressed. Despite how many things were going well for me, I could feel myself sinking into depression again. She closed herself off from her friends and family, and the isolation caused her to sink further into her depression.
2. To enter into a period of drastic economic decline, widespread poverty, and high unemployment. Eventually the entire subprime mortgage market collapsed, causing economies around the world to sink into depression. The small country sank into depression shortly after gaining its independence.
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in 2009 screened all pregnant women living in identified areas of Hyderabad, Pakistan using a validated Aga Khan University Anxiety Depression Scale found out that 18% of the women were anxious and/or depressed.18 Assuming 18% prevalence of depression, with design effect 1.5 and at 97% confidence interval the calculated sample size was 417.
Both informed consent and Goldberg's depression scale were taken on the forms translated in Urdu language.
Table-II: Shows association of depression with various risk factors along with p-value.
Very few studies on geriatric depression have been conducted so far in Pakistan to address this issue.
The research, based on a sample of more than 3,000 families in UK, also identified a link between post-natal depression in men and depression in their daughters as they reached adulthood.
At the age of 18, girls whose fathers had experienced depression after their birth were themselves at greater risk of the condition, researchers found.
The significance of this study was to provide local data about presence of depression in infertile women and to draw attention of the treating physicians and gynecologists towards this co-morbid depression which significantly affects patient's quality of life.Following were the research questions of this study.
What is the frequency of depression among infertile women in sample and population?
Global data suggests that depression is present in up to 25% of all oncological patients, with higher rates in Asian countries.1 In Pakistan, up to 52% of patients with malignancies may have some form of depression.2 Primary brain tumours are ranked highest among malignancies that lead to emotional and psychological impact on patients.3 Diagnosing depression in brain tumour patients is relatively a challenging task as it is difficult to differentiate the actual cause of depression in these patients.
Diagnosis of depression was made according to DSM-IV criteria with patients having a score of > 8 were labelled as having depression.
Research has linked depression to poor antiretroviral pill taking and to worsening HIV infection and death.
I Need a Lighthouse, a depression and suicide education awareness program, reports that youth depression can look different than depression in adults, citing the following symptoms as more common in teens suffering from depression (2015):
Results: A sample of 209 was studied and depression was found to be present in 28.71%.
First part was consisted of personal data, Second part included 21 questions of Beck Depression Inventory Scale.
In addition, the study reported maternal depression at a rate of 23.8%, with a moderate positive correlation between maternal and paternal depression.