Mental health and urban living in sub-Saharan Africa: major depressive episodes among the urban poor in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

TitleMental health and urban living in sub-Saharan Africa: major depressive episodes among the urban poor in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsDuthé, G, Rossier, C, Bonnet, D, Soura, ABassiahi, Corker, J
JournalPopulation Health Metrics
Volume14
Number18
ISSN1478-7954
KeywordsHealth and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS), Major depressive disorder, mental health, Sub-Saharan Africa, Urban health
Abstract

In sub-Saharan African cities, the epidemiological transition has shifted a greater proportion of the burden of non-communicable diseases, including mental and behavioral disorder, to the adult population. The burden of major depressive disorder and its social risk factors in the urban sub-Saharan African population are not well understood and estimates vary widely. We conducted a study in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, in order to estimate the prevalence of major depressive episodes among adults in this urban setting.

URLhttps://doi.org/10.1186/s12963-016-0084-2
DOI10.1186/s12963-016-0084-2
Short TitleMental health and urban living in sub-Saharan Africa