Depression - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443072901


1st Edition

Your Questions Answered

Authors: Cosmo Hallstrom Nicola McClure
Paperback ISBN: 9780443072901
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 26th November 2004
Page Count: 256

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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


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.

Key Features

  • Popular question and answer format
  • Covers both commonplace and rarer issues
  • Includes useful information on websites, associations
  • Sections on patient's frequently asked questions


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About the Authors

Cosmo Hallstrom Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Consultant Psychiatrist, Charing Cross Hospital; Medical Director, Charter Clinic, Chelsea; Senior Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry and Imperial College Medical School, UK

Nicola McClure Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal in General Practice, Shepherds Bush, London