Depressive disorders

Beccaria, Gavin (2017) Depressive disorders. In: Abnormal psychology in context: the Australian and New Zealand handbook. Cambridge University Press, Australia, pp. 94-105. ISBN 978-1-107-49977-5


Depression is a common yet potentially serious mental health condition that affects many Australians and New Zealanders. Although most people feel sad or down from time to time, a depressive illness or clinical depression is characterised by a sustained period of low mood and anhedonia (i.e., loss of pleasure), as well as other cognitive, emotional, and biological markers.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2017 05:07
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2018 04:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: depression; mental health; psychological therapies; Australia; New Zealand
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920209 Mental Health Services

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