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CAN STRESS BE CONVERTED INTO DEPRESSION WITH TIME? | Abstract
Journal of Applied Pharmacy

Journal of Applied Pharmacy
Open Access

ISSN: 1920-4159

+32-466-90-04-51

Abstract

CAN STRESS BE CONVERTED INTO DEPRESSION WITH TIME?

Uzma Saleem, Saeed Mahmood, Bashir Ahmad, Alia Erum

Depression is a disorder in which a person is unfit physically and mentally. WHO stated it is the fourth major cause of passing disable life. It reduces individual’s productive life and leads to premature mortality. From last 20 years an extensive research has been done to find relationship between life stress and depression. Stress is not the sole causative factor, but genetic as well as biological changes in the depressed individual play important role in the onset of depression. Other predisposing factors for depression include childhood stress such as ignorance by family, early loss of parents, physical or sexual abuse, no social support, financial loss etc. Stressful life events can lead to depression has been explored by many researchers and concluded that stressful life-events can arouse or trigger depression episodes in susceptible individuals

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