This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.
This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: Severe physical ill health Most endocrine, many cancers and some viral infections have been linked with depression Some steroids, anti-hypertensives and oral contraceptive have been linked with depression Alcohol and alcoholism is a major source of depression Epidemiology Life time risk is about 10-20% Rates of depression in women are double that of men First onset is typically in third decade of life, with point prevalence higher in middle and old age. Depression is commoner in urban than rural areas, and particularly in women from lower SEC....
View Full Document
- Fall '10