Depression in women

One of the major focuses is on understanding the correlates of antenatal depression and its consequences on both the health of the mother and the child. Among the various psychosocial stressors, we are particularly interested in studying and mitigating the impact of intimate partner violence on the health of the mother and the child. In addition, through a rural community clinic being run in collaboration with the Departments of Community Medicine and Psychiatry, we are examining the utilization of health services and impact of intervention on rural underprivileged depressed women.