A comparative study on depression among working and non-working women in Rewa district
Author(s): Preetam Singh
Abstract: Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being. This mood disorder is becoming more common among middle aged female population and especially the factors associated are unique in this population. The results depicted in the table also highlight that one year and life time stress is also significantly correlated with ill health thus indicating the greater number of the life stress experienced by person the symptom score of health is also found to be greater in the person. Both life stress and symptom score of health are found to be positively related with each other. Depression and symptom score of health also yield a positive relationship (r= .31 p<.01). In summary, we report that the overall prevalence of depression was still high, so it is necessary to initiate and implement the health policy towards family and work place counselling services to overcome depression and to improve their quality of life among both working and non-working female population.