The process of major depressive disorder (MDD) in women referred to the health centers

Souraj Rahmati-Khameneh, Tayebeh Mehrabi, Maryam Izadi-Dehnavi, Ali Zargham-Boroujeni


  • BACKGROUND: Major depressive disorder is one of the most widespread psychological problems in the world. The feelings of a person who is affected by this condition is boring. This article aimed to shed light on the experiences of women with major depressive disorder.
  • METHODS: A qualitative approach with thematic analysis design has been used to describe the studied phenomenon as experienced by the participants.
  • RESULTS: Analysis of 92 codes from 12 interviewed participants brought about 4 main themes including loss, inappropriate marital life, cognitive errors, and economic condition.
  • CONCLUSIONS: This study revealed main concerns of the participants through their life and suggested that psychotherapists should be more sensitive to these aspects of their depress patients' experiences.
  • KEY WORDS: Major Depressive Disorder, women, qualitative research, psychosocial factors.

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