Research shows that women who have low socioeconomic status (SES) are at risk for depression. This includes women with low income, for example – a vulnerable population that is a key focus of EENet. The network has been profiling recent systematic reviews that address its priorities. One such review brings crucial attention to women with low SES.
Judith E. B. van der Waerden and other researchers in the Netherlands rounded up studies of programs designed to prevent depression in this vulnerable population. The researchers found that a number of promising programs have been developed for women with low SES. On average, these programs can reduce the level of depressive symptoms.
For more information about the review, made available by the Cochrane Collaboration, go to www.health-evidence.ca.