Over one million Australians have depression, and 14 percent of the population will have it at some stage in their lives. There is a 40 percent risk of inheriting it genetically, and it is the fourth most common problem managed in general practice clinics. It can be, and has been, treated by a variety of therapeutic modalities, but 70 percent of those diagnosed with it will still have a recurrence. What can mental health professionals do about these sad statistics? Which approaches to counselling and psychotherapy will be most effective in reducing the incidence of this common but individually and societally crippling mental health problem? Does the approach used need to differ according to the age, culture, or situation of the client? And what sorts of non-therapeutic interventions, such as diet and lifestyle changes, can help those struggling with the blues? This collection delves into a variety of aspects of depression, and how it may be effectively treated.
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