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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Depression

ISBN 9781137311375
Publication Date September 2014
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Insights in Psychology series

It has been estimated that depression may affect 12-18% of people at some point during their lifetime. This accessible introduction covers the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of clinical depression, and is engaging reading for anyone wishing to understand this complex mental health problem.

Chris Irons is a Clinical Psychologist working for a mental health team in the National Health Service (NHS), in London, UK. Chris gained his Ph.D from the University of Derby, UK, and his Clinical Psychology doctorate at the University of Sheffield, UK. He is a board member of the Compassionate Mind Foundation, and in his clinical work, he uses Compassion Focused Therapy in working with people suffering from a variety of severe and enduring mental health problems.

1. Introduction
2. Diagnosis and Classification
3. Biological Explanations
4. Psychological Explanations

5. Social Explanations
6. Evolutionary Explanations
7. Biological Interventions
8. Psychological Interventions
9. Social Interventions.

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