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Depression : a very short introduction / Mary Jane Tacchi and Jan Scott.

Tacchi, Mary Jane, (author.). Scott, Jan, (author.).
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Very short introductions ; 504.
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  • ISBN: 978019*9558650
  • ISBN: 0199558655
  • Physical Description: xviii, 132 pages : black and white illustrations ; 18 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-125) and index.
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A very short history of melancholia -- The modern era: diagnosis and classification od depression -- Who is at risk of depression? -- Models of depression -- The evolution of treatments -- Current controversies, future directions -- Depression in modern society.
Summary, etc.:
What is depression? What is bipolar disorder? How are they diagnosed and how are they treated? Can a small child be diagnosed with depression and treated with antidepressants - and should they be? Covering depression, manic depression, and bipolar disorder, this Very Short Introduction gives a brief account of the history of these concepts, before focussing on the descriptions and understanding of these disorders today. Jan Scott and Mary Jane Tacchi look at the introduction of modern treatments for people suffering from depression, recounting the stories behind the development and introduction of antidepressants and mood stabilizers. They examine the symptoms and signs of the different disorders, as well as the association between physical disorders and depression. Exploring the importance of depression and bipolar disorder in society, they also look at the link between creativity and mood disorders. Scott and Tacchi conclude by discussing treatments and the future for those with depression. The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Subject: Depression, Mental.

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