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Journal of Nonlinear Dynamics
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 107164, 9 pages
Research Article

Markov Chain Model to Explain the Dynamics of Human Depression

Department of Mathematics, University of Florida, 358 Little Hall, P.O. Box 118105, Gainesville, FL 32611-8105, USA

Received 25 August 2013; Revised 3 February 2014; Accepted 11 February 2014; Published 18 March 2014

Academic Editor: Mitsuhiro Ohta

Copyright © 2014 Souvik Bhattacharya. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Depression is one of the major concerns of the present generation. A Markov chain model has been used to portray and investigate this curse. Long-term behaviour of the model has been discussed. Different types of treatment strategies have been considered in this paper to identify the most powerful measure of keeping this disease from its spread in the society. This paper also focuses on the usefulness of the drugs available at present for the treatment of this disease.