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dc.contributor.advisorMartin, Lynn
dc.contributor.authorPercival, Ashley Emma Rose
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-05T19:20:25Z
dc.date.available2017-06-05T19:20:25Z
dc.date.created2010
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca/handle/2453/1608
dc.description.abstractImagine having an illness that stripped away your identity, had the ability to impair or destroy valuable relationships, and left you crippled with sadness and anxiety (Canadian Mental Health Association [CMHA], 2010b; Public Health Agency of Canada [PHAC], 2010b). It would be overwhelming, to say the least. Added to that is the fact that the rates of relapse are high for this illness, and for some sufferers death is inevitable (Beattie, Pachana & Franklin, 2010; CMHA, 2010b; Jhingan as cited by Rajkumar, Thangadurai, Senthilkumar, Gayathri, Prince & Jacob, 2009). Tragically, those who cannot cope with this illness may commit suicide, if they do not die from related physical causes (Alexopoulos, 2005; Beattie et al., 2010; Bephage, 2005; Chew-Graham, 2010; CMHA, 2010b; Gilmour, 2010; Golden, Conroy, Bruce, Denihan, Greene, Kirby, et al., 2009). The name of this illness? Depression. Depression is an elusive mental illness. Three million Canadians will experience depression in their lifetime from various causes (CMHA, 2010b). But, there is no single cause for this condition. Researchers indicate that chemical imbalances in the brain, medications, physical conditions, psychosocial and socio-economical factors may be among the potential causes of depression (Alexopoulos, 2005; Beattie et al., 2010; Butcher & McGonigal-Keimey as cited by Costa, 2006; Chew-Graham, 2010; Cicirelli, 2009; Cyr, 2007; Grundy, 2006; PHAC, 2010c; Yohannes & Baldwin, 2008).
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectDepression in old age Social aspects
dc.subjectDepression, Mental Social aspects
dc.subjectSocial isolation
dc.titleRelationship between depression and social ties / by Ashley Percival.
etd.degree.nameM.P.H.
etd.degree.levelMaster
etd.degree.disciplinePublic Health
etd.degree.grantorLakehead University


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