Original Research Article
Year: 2018 | Month: May | Volume: 5 | Issue: 5 | Pages: 15-17
Prevalence and Awareness of Depression among Youth in Urban Area
Manual D’souza1, Sharad B. Pandit2, Ayare Darshana3, Matele Nikita3, Dhore Kalpana3, Salvi Reshma3, Jadhav Renuka3, Wakhure Deepali3
1Head of Department, Institute of Nursing Education, Sir J. J. Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai.
2Asst. Lecturer, Institute of Nursing Education, Sir J. J. Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai.
3Clinical Nurse, Institute of Nursing Education, Sir J. J. Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai.
Corresponding Author: Sharad B. Pandit
Background: Depression among Youth is increasing at an alarming rate. Every section of society has its unique perceptions about Depression, particularly the youth. Depression is a disease that affect majority of public in the world wide as a survey 450 million people suffer from mental disorder out of that 121 million people suffer with depression in the world. Suicide is an important cause of premature death, is strongly associated with depression.
Methods: An Exploratory, cross sectional survey study was conducted on 100 youths of 15 to 25 yrs. age group were included in the study using convenient sampling technique. The Depression Scale and Awareness knowledge questionnaire was used to collect the data.
Results: In this study the majority 84 % of the youths are age group of 15-18 years, 50% youths are male and female, majority 74% of them completed primary education, majority 72% of youths are students & 19% youths are employed. The prevalence of depression was 19% among youth. The majority of the youth 73% were Average level of awareness regarding Depression.
Conclusion: Depression among Youth is increasing at an alarming rate and there desperate need for prevention and awareness programme regarding depression to reduce the suicide by 2030.
Key words: Depression, Youth, Awareness, Prevalence.[PDF Full Text]