Honors Program Theses


Open Access Honors Program Thesis

First Advisor

Cindy Judy


Depression is an illness that has a negative impact on our society. Depression not only lowers the depressed person's quality of life, but it also negatively impacts people close to the person suffering from this illness. This research is in response to the seriousness of this epidemic, particularly in the low socio-economic status (low SES) population. Topics explored include factors of a low SES environment that influence the onset of depression as well as how those factors relate to the quality of mental health care among depressed people of low SES. A review of the literature identified many barriers to depression treatment in a low SES population, and several depression treatments that attempt to overcome these unique barriers were compared and evaluated.

Year of Submission



Department of Social Work

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors


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