Literature Review On Depression

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Literature Review

According to World Health Organization (WHO), Depression is a common Illness that affect over 300 million people in the world. Depression remains the leading cause of disability worldwide and a major root cause of disease (WHO, 2017)
In 2014 about 15.7 Million adults in the US from age 18 and above had experienced at least one major depressive disorder in the past year this represent about 6.7 percent of all adult in the US. (ADA). Also according to Center for Disease Control, (CDC) in 2009 – 2012, 7.6percent of Americans age 12 and over had depression of different types which range from major depressive symptoms and moderate symptoms. Americans living below the poverty level were 2.5 times more likely to have depression than those above the poverty. About 43% of persons with major depressive symptoms reported serious difficulties at work, home, and social activities. Only about 35 percent of those with severe symptoms have seek medical attention.
This literature review will focus on
¥ Impact of depression on family of deployed military personnel
¥ Managing Stress associated with deployment
¥ Diagnosis and treatment of depression for military families
Impact of depression on family of deployed military personnel
Military personnel in the US deployed in support of various missions around the world are subjected to multiple mental health issues. The mental health issue can in form of stress, depression, anxiety, PTSD. As a result of frequent deployment

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