Studies have established sex related differentials in the distribution of mental disorders in India. While the prevalence of depressive disorders was significantly higher in females at 3.9% than in males which stood at 2·7%, of the 197·3 million people identified with mental disorders in India. Source: Lancet Psychiatry 2020; 7: 148–61 Published Online December 23, 2019, https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(19)30475-4/fulltext
A study to assess the magnitude of depression among persons with DS TB revealed prevalence of depression is about 49% in them which can increase to 54% in hospitalized persons with TB. Source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S240557942100070X
A cross-sectional study undertaken with TB infected persons in Bengaluru, India found that almost 17% of respondents experienced poor quality of sleep. Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33169242/
Depression in persons with TB was found be to associated with negative treatment outcome in a study undertaken in Srinagar, that aimed to assess the magnitude and impact of depression among persons with TB. Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8637130/
With early diagnosis, psychosocial support and proper medication, one can recover completely from depression.