To determine the prevalence of depression amongst patients of varying demographic factors in the community of Anupshahr in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India, utilizing the validated PHQ-9 tool for subclinical depression and assess the need for a constructive course of action directed at the mental health of the population. WSU Research volunteer, Parth Patel along with volunteers from PPES, conducted the study. The data is presently being analyzed for publication. Anticipated completion date: Nov 2017.
Followed by second phase that will involve diagnosis and intervention using telemedicine (Project partners being identified) Anticipated start date: Jan 2018