Research Progress Report
University of Montana Rural Institute
Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Public Health
Depression is a common mental health problem in which a person may experience persistent sadness, be unable to enjoy formerly pleasurable activities, and feel worthless or hopeless. Undetected and untreated depression causes substantial physical and social limitation and may lead to suicidal thoughts or actions. More than 80% of people with depression improve with appropriate treatment (National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], 2005).
health and wellness, secondary conditions, mental health, depression, rural, disability
© RTC: Rural, 2007.
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
This report was supported by grant #H133B030501 from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education.
Hughes, Rosemary and Rural Institute, University of Montana, "Rural Women with Disabilities and Depression, Part One: Characteristics and Treatment Patterns" (2007). Health and Wellness. 34.