Prevalence and clinical course of depression: an updated review

Authors: Afnan Moed Marzooq Alsulaymi, Lama Walid Abdullah Alhabsi, Amal Mashhoor Shaher Al-Barakati Al-Shrif, Faris Zuhair Harish Alsaedi.

ABSTRACT

Depression is a disturbance of emotions that results in deterioration of daily activities and abilities. It is one of the most diagnosed mental disorders among individuals. The cost of depression is considerable. So, the prevalence of depression is of great concern. The aim of this review is to highlight the prevalence and clinical course of depression. This review involved an online research process in searching for scientific articles related to the subject under interest using scientific websites and several keywords. The articles were selected based on inclusion criteria. There were 36 articles included to write the current review; the review was written under titles in the discussion part. The estimation of the exact prevalence of depression is hard as it varies based on different communities, the study design, population under study, and some environmental factors. The prevalence of depression can be increased by female gender, older age, and suffering from certain diseases.

Keywords:
Depression, Prevalence, Clinical course


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Prevalence and clinical course of depression: an updated review


Authors
Afnan Moed Marzooq Alsulaymi
Medical Intern, Umm Al-Qura University, Faculty of Medicine, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Lama Walid Abdullah Alhabsi
Medical Intern, Umm Al-Qura University, Faculty of Medicine, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Amal Mashhoor Shaher Al-Barakati Al-Shrif
Medical Student, King Saud University of Health Sciences KSAU-HS, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Faris Zuhair Harish Alsaedi
Medical Intern, Umm Al-Qura University, Faculty of Medicine, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Afnan Moed Marzooq Alsulaymi, Medical Intern, Umm Al-Qura University, Faculty of Medicine, Makkah, Saudi Arabia; Afnan.alslemi@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 09 Dec 2020
Accepted 18 Jan 2021
Published online 18 Jan 2021

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Alsulaymi AMM, Alhabsi LWA, Al-Shrif AMSA, Alsaedi FZH. Prevalence and clinical course of depression: an updated review. IJMDC. Online First: 18 Jan, 2021. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607531712


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Alsulaymi AMM, Alhabsi LWA, Al-Shrif AMSA, Alsaedi FZH. Prevalence and clinical course of depression: an updated review. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=25663 [Access: August 18, 2022]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607531712


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Alsulaymi AMM, Alhabsi LWA, Al-Shrif AMSA, Alsaedi FZH. Prevalence and clinical course of depression: an updated review. IJMDC. Online First: 18 Jan, 2021. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607531712


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Alsulaymi AMM, Alhabsi LWA, Al-Shrif AMSA, Alsaedi FZH. Prevalence and clinical course of depression: an updated review. IJMDC, [cited August 18, 2022]; Online First: 18 Jan, 2021. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607531712


Harvard Style

Alsulaymi, A. M. M., Alhabsi, . L. W. A., Al-Shrif, . A. M. S. A. & Alsaedi, . F. Z. H. (2021) Prevalence and clinical course of depression: an updated review. IJMDC, Online First: 18 Jan, 2021. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607531712


Turabian Style

Alsulaymi, Afnan Moed Marzooq, Lama Walid Abdullah Alhabsi, Amal Mashhoor Shaher Al-Barakati Al-Shrif, and Faris Zuhair Harish Alsaedi. 2021. Prevalence and clinical course of depression: an updated review. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, Online First: 18 Jan, 2021. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607531712


Chicago Style

Alsulaymi, Afnan Moed Marzooq, Lama Walid Abdullah Alhabsi, Amal Mashhoor Shaher Al-Barakati Al-Shrif, and Faris Zuhair Harish Alsaedi. "Prevalence and clinical course of depression: an updated review." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries Online First: 18 Jan, 2021. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607531712


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alsulaymi, Afnan Moed Marzooq, Lama Walid Abdullah Alhabsi, Amal Mashhoor Shaher Al-Barakati Al-Shrif, and Faris Zuhair Harish Alsaedi. "Prevalence and clinical course of depression: an updated review." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries Online First: 18 Jan, 2021. Web. 18 Aug 2022 doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607531712


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alsulaymi, A. M. M., Alhabsi, . L. W. A., Al-Shrif, . A. M. S. A. & Alsaedi, . F. Z. H. (2021) Prevalence and clinical course of depression: an updated review. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, Online First: 18 Jan, 2021. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607531712


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