Clinical Depression

ISSN: 2572-0791

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    Research Article Pages: 1 - 4

    Kaleab Tesfaye Tegegne, Abiyu Ayalew Assefa*, Gashaw Mehiret Wubet, Andualem Zenebe, Eleni Tesfaye Tegegne and Mekibib Kassa Tessema

    Background: In Ethiopia, mental illness in particular depression is the leading non-communicable disorder in terms of burden. The purpose of this review is to provide latest available comparison of depression among married and divorced people in Ethiopia. Methods: This is systemic review and meta-analysis by study design. The studies were searched in Google Scholar, Medline and Web of science database and PRISMA guidelines protocol was used to write the systematic review.

    Results: Twenty studies were found to be eligible and included in the meta-analysis. The combined effect size of all studies revealeda statistically significant association between marital status and depression (OR = 0.57; 95% CI: 0.37 - 0.86).

    Conclusions: We found that divorced people were more likely to have depression than married people. Thus, more attention should be paid to strengthen activities which discourage divorce at community level and integrating mental health counseling into health extension programme is advisable.

      Research Pages: 1 - 8

      Factors Affecting Clinical Depression and its Effect on Academic Performance among Undergraduates: A Literature Review

      Madhura Perera*, Jacquline Tham and Ferdous Azam

      DOI: 10.37421/2572-0791.2023.9.74

      This paper explores into the empirical literature related to the factors affecting clinical depression and on the impact of clinical depression on academic performance among undergraduates. Hereby a series of past empirical studies in the fields of depression and academic performance have been examined and their findings have been summarized. There is a dearth of empirical literature pertaining to these fields currently and more studies are required to strengthen the existing body of knowledge. This paper mainly aims to summarize the widely spread empirical literature on these two domains into a single summary to facilitate future researchers undertaking research in exploring factors affecting clinical depression and its effects on academic achievement among undergraduates. The prevailing literature summarized here highlights that physical exercises, excessive internet use, recent life changing crisis, domestic violence, substance abuse, family and personal history of depression, study year, academic demands, living conditions, parental expectations, financial difficulties and unemployment can lead towards clinical depression and it can adversely affect towards the academic performance among undergraduates.

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