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The problem statement is a specific description about the nature of a problem; it also provides the rationale for why a particular problem was chosen. A well-constructed problem statement will narrowly define the topic so that research can stay focused on the defined problem and not stray to related tangents. The problem statement will anchor the rest of your work. For this Assignment, you will examine your research problem and write a statement describing the problem you selected.

Assignment (1–2 pages, not including title page and reference page)

  • Write a problem statement for the topic you have selected ( Depression)
  • The problem statement must be supported by information cited from at least 2 peer-reviewed resources.
  • For example, the lack of treatment for persons in middle and low income countries; or, depression among African-Americans or more specifically, depression among elderly African-Americans; or barriers to treatment for depression–but you would want to address this for a specific population. Consider one of these examples.
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