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Published: 09 July 2009

256 Pages | 4 black-and-white line drawings


ISBN: 9780199545292

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Beyond Depression

A new approach to understanding and management

Second Edition

Christopher Dowrick

  • The up-to-date research evidence locates the book accurately within context of current mental health research
  • The wide range of historical, cultural, literary, religious and philosophical sources broadens the context of debate beyond narrow medical confines
  • The text proposes a new framework for understanding experiences currently conceptualized as depression and offers new and original conceptual perspectives
  • Sensitive case studies from the author's clinical experience illustrate and personalise the concepts and arguments outlined in the text
  • The book proposes relevant changes and sets the agenda for policy, practice and research in primary care practice

New to this Edition:

  • The evidence-base is brought up to date, and the central argument is refined
  • Updated references include the 2004 NICE and other international policy guidelines and classification systems concerning depression, management of treatment non-responders (STAR-D study), and management of mild depression
  • Expansion of recent research evidence for the section on cross-cultural differences in conceptual understanding of depression

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