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The Failure of Community Settings for the Identification and Treatment of Depression in Women with Young Children

Research on Community-Based Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents

ISBN: 978-0-7623-1315-0, eISBN: 978-1-84950-416-4

ISSN: 0192-0812

Publication date: 28 December 2006

Abstract

Depression is a prevalent, debilitating condition that will replace cancer as the second leading cause of morbidity within the next decade and, according to the Global Burden of Disease Study, ranks number one in disability-adjusted life years for females 5 years and older worldwide (Blehar & Oren, 1997; Murray & Lopez, 1996). Depression in the workplace has been linked to increased absenteeism and productivity loss, is equal to the costs of diabetes and hypertension, and these costs are almost equal to the direct costs of depression treatment (Kessler et al., 1999; Marlowe, 2002; Druss, Rosenheck, & Sledge, 2000; Elinson, Houck, Marcus, & Pincus, 2004). A national study of individuals 15–54 years documented a lifetime prevalence of 17.1% and found that depression was more common in females, young adults, and those with less education (Blazer, Kessler, McGonagle, & Swartz, 1994; Kessler, McGonagle, Swartz, Blazer, & Nelson, 1993; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2000; Kessler et al., 1994a, 1994b; Bebbington et al., 2003).

Citation

McCue Horwitz, S., Bell, J. and Grusky, R. (2006), "The Failure of Community Settings for the Identification and Treatment of Depression in Women with Young Children", Fisher, W.H. (Ed.) Research on Community-Based Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents (Research in Community and Mental Health, Vol. 14), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 13-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0192-0812(06)14002-7

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