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  • Published: 6 March 2006
  • ISBN: 9781742283241
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240
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Understanding Depression


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One in five Australians will experience clinical depression at least once in their life, and each year ten million prescriptions are written for antidepressants. Depression is devastating not only for patients but also for their families and friends. This book provides a unique insight into this pervasive illness, and includes frank and moving stories from both sufferers and their carers. Marie Prendergast also tackle the bigger picture, examining the information (and misinformation) available in the public arena and revealing the painfully inadequate state of Australia's mental health services.

  • Pub date: 6 March 2006
  • ISBN: 9781742283241
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

About the Author

Maria Prendergast

Maria Prendergast is a freelance writer and broadcaster. She has written many books, including Understanding Asthma, Understanding Migraine, Stroke and Heart Attack Rehabilitation and Banks Behaving Badly. She was a feature writer for Australian Consolidated Press for many years and currently contributes to newspapers in Australia and the United Kingdom. She is on a number of boards and committees, including the board of DepressioNet, and has a strong interest in social and environmental issues.


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