—Depression is a serious mental illness that manifests itself increasingly in recent years. The periods of pregnancy, childbirth and menopause make women more vulnerable both physically and psychologically and can trigger a depressive episode. The new role women have acquired in modern society and the increased responsibilities they carry and in which they must respond bring them stress and depressive mood. The purpose of this research project is to investigate the importance of different aspects in relation to the development of depression in women. More specifically, if they are mothers or not and whether this difference can influence the development of depression, and this, of course, depending on the place of residence (city or province).
—Depression, place, pregnancy, society, women.
Koutsompou Violetta-Irene is with the Psychology Department, University of East London, UK (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Koutsompou Violetta-Irene, "Depressive Symptoms in Women Living in Urban and Rural Environments," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 10, pp. 763-768, 2016.