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Title: Jurnal Medical Aradean (Arad Medical Journal)
Abbreviated title: J. Med. Ar.
Publisher: "Vasile Goldis" University Press
Owner: Western University "Vasile Goldis" Arad, Romania
ISSN: 1224-3744
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Widow’s Depression – Case Study PDF Print E-mail
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Article Title: Widow’s Depression – Case Study
Authors: Patricia Luciana Runcan
Affiliation: West University of Timisoara, Romania, Department of Social Assistance, Faculty of Sociology and Psychology
Abstract: In the following writing we have decided to offer a partial outlook above the social and psychological factors which caused the depression of Ms C.A., aged 72 years. Ms C.A. who is retired, lives at the countryside and she is widow. She is elementary grounded and across the years she has been administrator. We chose to make a qualitative research, which had as method the semi-structured interview, and as work technique, the study. The qualitative research helps the research worker to get closer and closer to the truth and to have a holistic view about the studied phenomenon. The qualitative research gives a different view, which many times help the veridicity of the studied phenomenon. The depression appeared in Ms’ C.A life at the age of 60, considerable affected the quality of her life by having the following effects: reduced energy; restlessness; anxiety; disability of relaxation; he appears to be anxious all the time; permanent sadness; permanent presence of an interior discomfort; labile affection; uselessness ideas; social isolation; mixt insomnia; she is off her feed; loss of living will. As conclusions to the writing we can state that the depression was caused by the following factors: her husband`s loss of health; loss of her partner; lack of activity; loneliness; loss of family support. All this factors, independent sometimes, other times paired, brought this person into depression.
Keywords: widow, depression, case study
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*Correspondence: Patricia Luciana Runcan, Department of Social Assistance, Faculty of Sociology and Psychology, West University of Timisoara, Romania