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Journal of Depression and Anxiety
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Research Article

The Prevalence of Clinical Depression among Libyan Females of Ages 14 to 18 Years

Mohamed Abdullah-Jummah Hnish*

Department of Medicine, University of Tripoli, Libya

*Corresponding Author:
Mohamed Abdullah-Jummah Hnish
Department of Medicine, University of Tripoli, Libya
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Received Date: April 19, 2017 Accepted Date: May 26, 2017 Published Date: May 29, 2017

Citation: Hnish MA (2017) The Prevalence of Clinical Depression among Libyan Females of Ages 14 to 18 Years. J Depress Anxiety 6: 278. doi:10.4172/2167- 1044.1000278

Copyright: © 2017 Hnish MA. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

This study was carried out to determine the rates of clinical depression among Libyan females ages 14 to 18 years, the purpose of the study was to create as easy method to detect cases of clinical depression as early as possible to seek the appropriate counselling, the study sample consisted of 262 Libyan females, the PHQ-9 questionnaire was used and data analyzed by the SPSS programme version 16, Overall, 7.6% of respondents diagnosed with moderately severe depression and 1.5% diagnosed with severe depression.

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