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Dealing with Depression: Issues in Society - Volume 392

Are you, or someone you know, experiencing low moods? One in five women and one in eight men will experience depression at some time in their life. Depression is often not recognised and can persist for months or even years if left unaddressed. Depression is treatable and effective treatments are available. Dealing with depression early can help you address problems quickly and avoid symptoms becoming worse. So what are the signs and symptoms of depression? This book examines the myths and explains the facts in relation to the major types of depression, and offers helpful general advice on diagnosis, treatment and management from trusted mental health organisations. Learn to find ways to beat the blues and deal with depression.

Contents:

Chapter 1 – Understanding Depression

  • Depression – an overview
  • Depression’s any shades of blue
  • Facts and figures about mental health and mood disorders
  • Mental and behavioural conditions
  • Causes of depression
  • Feeling down – when does a mood become a disorder?
  • Understanding depression
  • Myths about depression
  • Mental health stigma still affecting Australian workers with research showing 4 in 10 hide depression from employers
  • Helping a friend with depression
  • Depression in adolescents and young people
  • Young people, feelings and depression

Chapter 2 – Discussing Australian Identity

  • Depression Q&As
  • Depression diagnosis
  • Depression self-test
  • Depression – treatment and management
  • Treatment for depression
  • Antidepressant medicines
  • Types of antidepressants
  • Are antidepressants over-prescribed in Australia?
  • Psychological interventions for depression
  • Talking therapies can harm too – here’s what to look out for
  • Self-help and alternate therapies
  • The treatment of depression in young people

Exploring issues – worksheets and activities

Glossary; Fast facts; Web links; Index

Dealing with Depression: Issues in Society - Volume 392

Author: Editor: Justin Healey

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