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Research Paper | Psychology Science | India | Volume 7 Issue 12, December 2018
A Study to Assess the Level of Psychosocial and Intellectual Functioning among Depressive Patients
Tanveera A Pathan | Dr. Shikha Sharma 
Abstract: Background: Due to stressful life events the scenario of depression has been increased nowadays. That leads to certain psychosocial consequences and also produces changes in intellectual functioning of people. Aim: The main aim of the study was to find out association between psychosocial and intellectual functioning among depressive patients and correlation of psychosocial and intellectual functioning. Sample: 80 samples were selected purposively; in division of 20 samples in each category of depression including; mild, moderate and severe. Method: ex-post facto (Correlational) research design was used and data has been collected by using Beck depression inventory-2; Global assessment of functioning scale and Ravens progressive matrices. Result: The result shows significant association of depression over psychosocial and intellectual functioning. Negative correlation has been found which shows as severity of depression increases the level of psychosocial functioning decreases which means level of impairment in psychosocial functioning increases. Similarly with intellectual; in general it is found that as level of depression increases level of intellectual functioning decreases; but some patient with severe depression has found superior intellectual function that means depression is having impact over intellectual functioning but it is primarily determined by genetics and education level. It is found that person with higher intellectual functioning with co-morbid depression have more problems in adjustment.1MSc. Clinical Psychology Student, Department of Psychiatry, Geetanjali Medical College & Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.2Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Geetanjali Medical College & Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Keywords: Depression, psychosocial functioning, intellectual functioning
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 12, December 2018,
Pages: 1175 - 1182