Managing depression: an overview
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Managing depression: an overview

Tony Gillam Clinical Team Manager, South Worcestershire Early Intervention Service and the author of Reflections on Community Psychiatric Nursing

Depression is a common health problem but it is both under-detected and under-treated. It is a complex condition with no single known cause: biological, social and psychological factors all influence the illness which can vary in severity and duration. There are a range of pharmacological and psychosocial interventions which are safe and effective and prevent relapse.

Mental Health Practice. 7, 9,33-37. doi: 10.7748/mhp2004.06.7.9.33.c1812