Possible Underlying Determinant Of Depressive Disorder

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An Analysis of Possible Underlying Determinant of Depressive Disorder in Eastern Europe
According to the data collected by WHO in 2012, in Eastern Europe the suicide rate is equal or greater than 15 suicides per 100,000 populations, which is more severe than other parts of the world. There have been studies done by researchers in different institutes discussing the factors that cause this phenomenon.
Background
The countries in Eastern Europe were once know as the United Soviet Socialist Republic, which was formed soon after Vladimir Lenin seized power in 1922. In 1991, due to political and economic mismanagement, the union collapsed under General Mikhail Gorvachev. Many split countries began constructing democratic institutions and economic systems, but Russia moved away from democracy towards a centralized, semi-authoritarian state. However, because of the inheritance of the communist economic system, Eastern Europe faces complications in the process of economic transformation, such as job demand, job control and social support.
Psychosocial Factors at Work and Depression in Poland, Czech Republic and Russia
In 2003, the influence of psychosocial factors at work on mental health in Eastern Europe is examined by Pikhart in University College London with his colleagues. In this research, determinants of depressive disorder in workforce are explored by conducting a cross-sectional study of working men and women from an age range of 45-64 in Russia, Poland and Czech Republic.…

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