Journal of Depression and Anxiety

Journal of Depression and Anxiety
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-1044

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Astrid Van Montfoort

Maastricht University Graduate School of Sustainability Science (MUST), Netherlands

  • Research Article   
    Rural Women’s Mental Health: Status and Need for Services
    Author(s): Astrid Van Montfoort*

    Background: Depression remains an issue worldwide. Women are at greater risk than men of experiencing depression, especially women living in rural areas. Mental health care in rural populations is less easily addressed than in urban areas. This descriptive study examined the prevalence of depression in women living in rural areas of Illinois. Additionally, it examined whether existing mental health care services meet the needs of rural women, as well as possible barriers preventing women from seeking help when needed. Methods: A survey was distributed to women ages 18 and older living in rural communities of Illinois. Results: 189 women completed the survey. 26.1% self-reported depression; when combined with previously diagnosed depression and the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale Re.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2167-1044.20.9.361

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