Audet CM, Wainberg ML, Oquendo MA, Yu Q, Blevins Peratikos M, Duarte CS, Martinho S, Green AF, González-Calvo L, Moon TD. Depression among female heads-of-household in rural Mozambique: A cross-sectional population-based survey. Journal of affective disorders. 2018 Feb 1;227(227). 48-55. PMID: 29053975 [PubMed]
An estimated 350 million people live with depression worldwide. In Mozambique, there are no national data quantifying the burden of mental illnesses. With the sixth highest suicide rate in the world, there is strong evidence of an unmet mental health need. We conducted a survey to measure the prevalence of depression among female heads of household and assess individual, social, and cultural risk factors associated with a positive depression screening.