IJMDC. 2020; 4(7): 1097-1100

A review of depression and help-seeking in Saudi Arabia

Authors: Ohoud Khaled Aljizani, Hdayah Nassar Alluhaibi, Athal Kamal Filemban, Ammar Mohammad Bahati, Abdulrahman Jalwi M Korkoman.

ABSTRACT

Depression is a mental disorder that results in persistent low mood and a sense of despair in the suffering individual. It makes an individual feel sad, frustrated, and hopeless, has low self-esteem, and loses interest in things one usually enjoys. There is limited information regarding communitiesí intentions for depressive symptoms in Saudi Arabia. This review article was aimed at evaluating the literature on the attitude of depressive people in Saudi Arabia toward help-seeking. Medical databases were examined thoroughly to explore the eligible articles for inclusion. Twenty-nine articles appeared in the search result. The produced reports were evaluated against the pre-decided inclusion criteria. After reviewing the literature, seven articles were eligible to be included in this review. The included articles were published between 2009 and 2019. The study found help-seeking from qualified, trained healthcare professionals can sometimes save patientsí lives. More efforts should be done to improve the knowledge of depression symptoms and appropriate sources of help for patients.

Keywords:
Depression, help-seeking, Saudi Arabia


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A review of depression and help-seeking in Saudi Arabia


Authors
Ohoud Khaled Aljizani
Umm Al-Qura University, Medical, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Hdayah Nassar Alluhaibi
Umm Al-Qura University, Medical, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Athal Kamal Filemban
King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Ammar Mohammad Bahati
Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulrahman Jalwi M Korkoman
King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Ohoud Khaled Aljizani, Umm Al-Qura University, Medical, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.; ohoud.k.j.uqu@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 30 Dec 2019
Accepted 16 Jan 2020
Published online 16 Jan 2020
Published in print 10 Jul 2020

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Aljizani OK, Alluhaibi HN, Filemban AK, Bahati AM, Korkoman AJM. A review of depression and help-seeking in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(7): 1097-1100. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577724402


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Aljizani OK, Alluhaibi HN, Filemban AK, Bahati AM, Korkoman AJM. A review of depression and help-seeking in Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=79980 [Access: August 04, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577724402


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Aljizani OK, Alluhaibi HN, Filemban AK, Bahati AM, Korkoman AJM. A review of depression and help-seeking in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(7): 1097-1100. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577724402


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Aljizani OK, Alluhaibi HN, Filemban AK, Bahati AM, Korkoman AJM. A review of depression and help-seeking in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2020), [cited August 04, 2020]; 4(7): 1097-1100. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577724402


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Aljizani, O. K., Alluhaibi, . H. N., Filemban, . A. K., Bahati, . A. M. & Korkoman, . A. J. M. (2020) A review of depression and help-seeking in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 4 (7), 1097-1100. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577724402


Turabian Style

Aljizani, Ohoud Khaled, Hdayah Nassar Alluhaibi, Athal Kamal Filemban, Ammar Mohammad Bahati, and Abdulrahman Jalwi M Korkoman. 2020. A review of depression and help-seeking in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (7), 1097-1100. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577724402


Chicago Style

Aljizani, Ohoud Khaled, Hdayah Nassar Alluhaibi, Athal Kamal Filemban, Ammar Mohammad Bahati, and Abdulrahman Jalwi M Korkoman. "A review of depression and help-seeking in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1097-1100. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577724402


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Aljizani, Ohoud Khaled, Hdayah Nassar Alluhaibi, Athal Kamal Filemban, Ammar Mohammad Bahati, and Abdulrahman Jalwi M Korkoman. "A review of depression and help-seeking in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.7 (2020), 1097-1100. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577724402


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Aljizani, O. K., Alluhaibi, . H. N., Filemban, . A. K., Bahati, . A. M. & Korkoman, . A. J. M. (2020) A review of depression and help-seeking in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (7), 1097-1100. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577724402


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