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Depression in developing countries: lessons from Zimbabwe

Depression in developing countries: lessons from Zimbabwe Education and debate Vikram Patel, Melanie Abas, Jeremy Broadhead, Charles Todd, Anthony Reeler University of Depression is one of the most important causes of Zimbabwe Medical morbidity and disability in developing countries. Zim­ School, Harare, Summary points Zimbabwe babwe, in common with other developing nations, has Vikram Patel absolute poverty, economic reform programmes, Depression is common in developing countries, Beit research fellow limited public health services, widespread private and especially in women, with a vicious cycle of Melanie Abas traditional healthcare services, civil unrest, cultural lecturer poverty, depression, and disability diversity, and sex inequality. We have conducted Jeremy Broadhead lecturer research on depression in Zimbabwe over the past 15 Depression typically presents with multiple years, covering ethnographic and epidemiological Department of physical symptoms of chronic duration, though Community studies in a range of populations. We compared our simple questions can often elicit psychological Medicine, findings with research from other developing countries University of symptoms Zimbabwe Medical and with evidence from industrialised countries. In the School context of developing countries we examined the Anxiety often coexists with depression, and Charles Todd validity of World Health Organization classifications multiple diagnostic categories for common senior lecturer and medical concepts of depression, the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png BMJ British Medical Journal

Depression in developing countries: lessons from Zimbabwe

Depression in developing countries: lessons from Zimbabwe

BMJ , Volume 322 (7284) – Feb 24, 2001

Abstract

Education and debate Vikram Patel, Melanie Abas, Jeremy Broadhead, Charles Todd, Anthony Reeler University of Depression is one of the most important causes of Zimbabwe Medical morbidity and disability in developing countries. Zim­ School, Harare, Summary points Zimbabwe babwe, in common with other developing nations, has Vikram Patel absolute poverty, economic reform programmes, Depression is common in developing countries, Beit research fellow limited public health services, widespread private and especially in women, with a vicious cycle of Melanie Abas traditional healthcare services, civil unrest, cultural lecturer poverty, depression, and disability diversity, and sex inequality. We have conducted Jeremy Broadhead lecturer research on depression in Zimbabwe over the past 15 Depression typically presents with multiple years, covering ethnographic and epidemiological Department of physical symptoms of chronic duration, though Community studies in a range of populations. We compared our simple questions can often elicit psychological Medicine, findings with research from other developing countries University of symptoms Zimbabwe Medical and with evidence from industrialised countries. In the School context of developing countries we examined the Anxiety often coexists with depression, and Charles Todd validity of World Health Organization classifications multiple diagnostic categories for common senior lecturer and medical concepts of depression, the

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Publisher
British Medical Journal
Copyright
© 2001 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.
ISSN
0959-8138
eISSN
1468-5833
DOI
10.1136/bmj.322.7284.482
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Abstract

Education and debate Vikram Patel, Melanie Abas, Jeremy Broadhead, Charles Todd, Anthony Reeler University of Depression is one of the most important causes of Zimbabwe Medical morbidity and disability in developing countries. Zim­ School, Harare, Summary points Zimbabwe babwe, in common with other developing nations, has Vikram Patel absolute poverty, economic reform programmes, Depression is common in developing countries, Beit research fellow limited public health services, widespread private and especially in women, with a vicious cycle of Melanie Abas traditional healthcare services, civil unrest, cultural lecturer poverty, depression, and disability diversity, and sex inequality. We have conducted Jeremy Broadhead lecturer research on depression in Zimbabwe over the past 15 Depression typically presents with multiple years, covering ethnographic and epidemiological Department of physical symptoms of chronic duration, though Community studies in a range of populations. We compared our simple questions can often elicit psychological Medicine, findings with research from other developing countries University of symptoms Zimbabwe Medical and with evidence from industrialised countries. In the School context of developing countries we examined the Anxiety often coexists with depression, and Charles Todd validity of World Health Organization classifications multiple diagnostic categories for common senior lecturer and medical concepts of depression, the

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BMJBritish Medical Journal

Published: Feb 24, 2001

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