Depression is among the most prevalent of medical illnesses worldwide, second only to ischaemic heart disease as a cause of disability. For many patients it is a chronic and recurrent illness, with great impact on psychosocial function and quality of life.
Treating Depression Effectively is designed to help clinicians put existing clinical guidelines on the management of depression to their best practical use. It offers a global perspective on the problem that has proved invaluable for general psychiatrists, trainees, general practitioners, and physicians and nurses in primary care. This second edition has been revised and updated throughout and contains important new material on treatment planning.