Psychiatry; Family Medicine; Community Health Sciences
Objective: To gain insight into the perceived vulnerability and restitution factors for anxiety/or depression.Methods: Focus group discussion of seven married women recovered spontaneously from anxiety and/or depression, belonging to a lower middle class semi-urban community of Karachi.Results: Poverty, unemployment, abuse and on going difficulties were perceived as risk factors for depression. A reliable social support system, positive thinking approach, faith, prayers, and experiencing a "turning point" event were reported as factors that promoted recovery from anxiety and/or depression.CONCLUSION: Individual vulnerabilities, strengths and resources can have an important role in recovery from anxiety and/or depression in women.
Journal of Pakistan Medical Association
Ali, B. S.,
(2004). Spontaneous recovery from depression in women: a qualitative study of vulnerabilities, strengths and resources. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, 54(2), 49-51.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pakistan_fhs_mc_psychiatry/92