Intense and tenacious feeling of despondency or loss of interest in things that once were enjoyable such condition is termed as
Depression which is characterized as a mental illness and contributes a considerable fraction of the inclusive burden of diseases.
Determinants of depression among married women includes gender discernment, over burden of work, domestic violence,
psychological distress, sexual abuse, women’s poor mental and physical health etc. Identification of potential determinants of
depression will possibly aid in devising preemptive strategies in order to reduce its pervasiveness among married women.
Keywords: Depression; Psychological distress; Gender discernment; Cultural bindings; Quetta