Published in association with the British Medical Association, this book, written by a UK psychiatrist is a great introduction to depression. Easy to read and covering areas such as symptoms, medications, therapies, self help strategies, ECT, women and depression and grief and bereavment. I felt the self health section was particularly well written and the grief and bereavment section also stood out as it identified what was the normal grieving process and when it moves into depression. Probably more suited to readers in the UK than anywhere else. Having read other books on depression, it failed to add a significant amount to my knowledge, however it would have been a great first book to read.

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