Postby Graham Firth » Wed Jun 02, 2004 12:53 pm

Interesting article on depression.

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Postby kfedouloff » Wed Jun 02, 2004 1:12 pm

And did you note this:
The researchers also found that three patient characteristics made treatment failure more likely: suicidal thoughts, unemployment and lack of adherence to medication.

Suicidal thoughts denote more severe depression, Sherbourne explained, and lack of work could be a sign of poor functioning in daily life. As for non-compliance with drugs, she noted, side effects are often to blame when patients stop taking their medication before they should.

All of these factors could make a person's depression particularly hard to treat, according to Sherbourne.

[rant] Don't you just love the equation of "lack of work" = "poor functioning in daily life" !!! [/rant]

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Postby dreamingreality » Sun Jun 06, 2004 7:18 am

My experience in dealing with depression as a therapist and psychiatrist over two decades has been that altogether too often, psychiatrists take far too much a physico-chemical(often WRONGLY called "biological") approach and cant think beyond drugs, while counsellors and therapists romanticise or take a fatalstic attitude to human misery.
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Postby Michael Lank » Sun Jun 06, 2004 1:19 pm

Hi dreamingreality,

Welcome to the Forum.

What approaches have you found successful in dealing with depression?
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