Your Questions Answered


  • Cosmo Hallstrom, MB, ChB, MD(Liverpool), MRCP(UK), FRCPsych, Formerly Consultant Psychiatrist, Charing Cross Hospital; Medical Director, Charter Clinic, Chelsea; Senior Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry and Imperial College Medical School, UK
  • Nicola McClure, MBBS, MRCGP, Principal in General Practice, Shepherds Bush, London

This book, written in the popular questions-and-answer format of the YQA series, gives succinct, accessible information enabling primary care doctors to understand and treat patients with all types of depression. Although primarily aimed at students and general practitioners, the book should also be of value to other professionals involved in the day to day care of depressed patients - psychiatric nurses, psychologists and social workers. It may also be of value to patients and their families.
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Medical Students, Residents, Practitioners/ Nurse Practitioners.


Book information

  • Published: November 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-07290-1

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. What is depression

3. Diagnosis of depression

4. Different types of depression

5. Depression in special groups

6. Depression and sleep

7. Depression and food

8. Depression and sex
9. Treatment of depression

10. Suicide and self-harm

11. Mental Health Assessment and the Mental Health Act
12. Appendices: useful organisations and websites

13. Further reading

14. List of abbreviations

15. Index