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Views of depressed patients in Pakistan concerning their illness, its causes, and treatments

Naeem, Farooq, Gobbi, Mary, Kingdon, David and Ayub, Muhammed (2012) Views of depressed patients in Pakistan concerning their illness, its causes, and treatments Qualitative Health Research, 22, (8), pp. 1083-1093. (doi:10.1177/1049732312450212).

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Abstract

Although the core symptoms of depression appear uniform across cultures, their presentations might vary from one culture to another. This interview study was part of a project to establish whether cognitive behavior therapy could be effective for the treatment of depression in a developing country. We interviewed outpatients from a university teaching hospital in Pakistan who were diagnosed as having depression. We tried to elicit their knowledge and perceptions of depression, its causes, and treatments, and their views about nonpharmacological treatments. We discovered that patients had very little knowledge of mental illnesses in general, and depression in particular. They believed that mental health problems were the result of stress or trauma, and that only medicines could help them. Patients had no knowledge of the roles of psychologists or psychotherapy. Their model of understanding mental illnesses appeared to represent a psychosocial understanding, with physical symptoms being their main concern

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Published date: August 2012
Organisations: Faculty of Health Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 342496
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/342496
ISSN: 1049-7323
PURE UUID: ada223a3-a9cc-4c78-a7ca-9667a0801edc

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Date deposited: 04 Sep 2012 14:43
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:28

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Author: Farooq Naeem
Author: Mary Gobbi
Author: David Kingdon
Author: Muhammed Ayub

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