Depression affects one in five individuals in their lifetime and is one of the major causes of ill health both in the UK and world-wide. This book, written in collaboration with doctors from one of the major UK research centres in depression (University of Newcastle Department of Psychiatry) provides a concise guide for sufferers and carers alike. The stigma of depression is acknowledged and discussed Self-checks for depression and ways to help oneself are explained Drug therapy and its risks are fully explained and put in to their proper context The book is upbeat in giving people with depression confidence that they will get better Depression in childhood, in illness, at work, in the elderly and in relation to pregnancy are all covered
Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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