Prevalence of depression in undiagnosed populace; A study on gender and age

  • Syed Zain Azher Psychophysiology Research Division, Advance Educational Institute & Research Centre
  • Shamoon Noushad Psychophysiology Research Division, Advance Educational Institute & Research Centre
  • Nida Naeem Psychophysiology Research Division, Advance Educational Institute & Research Centre
  • Sadaf Ahmed Psychophysiology Research Division, Advance Educational Institute & Research Centre. Department of Physiology – University of Karachi
  • Nelofer Sultana Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical College
Keywords: Depression, Age, Gender, BDI-II Scale

Abstract

Depression is a psychological disorder that affects mental state of an individual for a long and short period of time the mental disturbance sometimes occurs due to sadness. Depression is the feeling of past and present experiences in one’s life but another feeling often goes together with the depression that is the future feeling. The purpose of this study is to present the vulnerability rate to depression in relation to age and gender in general population of Pakistan .The data was collected from general population in Pakistan from 228 subjects. The integration of age and depression was investigated in different age groups of teenagers (12-19 years), young adults (20-30years) and adults (> 30 years).The age and gender difference in relation to depression was studied through a 21-item BDI-II (Beck Depression Inventory-II) Scale & result analyzed by SPSS 20.0. Results shows females are at higher risk of depression as compared to Male however according to age teenagers are at higher risk.

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Published
2014-08-31
How to Cite
Azher, S. Z., Noushad, S., Naeem, N., Ahmed, S., & Sultana, N. (2014). Prevalence of depression in undiagnosed populace; A study on gender and age. Annals of Psychophysiology, 1, 20-23. https://doi.org/10.29052/2412-3188.v1.i1.2014.20-23