Saturday, May 07, 2005

Efforts on to tackle depression problem - Khaleej Times: "Dr Ahmed Jad, Head of Psychiatry Department of Tawam Hospital, said that some 400 million people suffered from mental illness and neurological disorders worldwide. In UAE, efforts were on to tackle the problem of depression among people, he said, adding that depressive patients not only need medication but also social care and help at home."

Depressive symptoms in a community sample of UAE Teenage Girls / Harith Swadi, Mona Issa: "Overall 23% reported significant suicidal ideation. Depression was significantly associated with mixed nationality marriage, but not with family income, life events or parental loss. The results indicate that depression among teenage UAE females is not uncommon and that socio-environmental factors are less relevant aetiological factors....The current study aimed at evaluating the prevalence of significant depressive symptomatology among a community sample of UAE teenage girls. This, apart from its epidemiological value had the added interest of looking at depressive symptomatology in an affluent community which is often described as free of economically determined adverse social circumstances."

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