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It is observed that individuals who suffer with depression are also likely to develop obesity, arthritis, hypertension, chronic lung diseases. Depression is also associated with diabetes and coronary artery disease, HIV, asthma etc. It is known to be associated with mental health illness. In certain cases it leads to the development of suicidal tendency (Depression).
Depression is also known to be associated with the cultural predisposition of the individual. For instance, US Hispanics, one of the largest group of minorities in the US, visualize discrepancy in the appreciation and dealing of major depression. This group is generally heterogeneous and it is essential to identify the difference prevailing between the subgroups to assess mental health (Depression in US Hispanics: Diagnostic and Management Considerations in Family Practice).
Depression is mostly influenced by the economic condition of the family, up-bringing, violence, the kind and intensity of the stress level, nutrition, moves made in life, convictions etc which directly display the cultural milieu and hence modulate the individuals life. The consequences of being diagnosed with the depression is further grave but some of the cultural settings pay attention to eradicate the problem as the Hispanic group is known to be co-operative in resolving the ailment.
Depression in US Hispanics: Diagnostic and Management Considerations in Family Practice. Available at http://www.columbia.edu/itc/hs/medical/clerkships/primcare/case/depression/library/latino_depression.pdf. [Accessed on 30th July
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