© 1988

Depressive Illness

Prediction of Course and Outcome

  • Tómas Helgason
  • Robert J. Daly
Conference proceedings

About these proceedings


The group of European Medical Research Councils (EMRC) was formed in 1971 and became a Standing Committee of the European Science Foundation (ESF) in 1975. EMRC is an association of medical research councils or equivalent organizations in Western Europe. The National Institutes of Health, the Israel Academy of Sciences and the European Office of WHO are associated with EMRC and take an active part in EMRC activities. The main aims of EMRC are to exchange information on the research policies pursued by its member organizations and to initiate and stimulate international cooperation in biomedical research. Since biomedical research is highly international in itself, EMRC concentrates its activities on furthering international collaboration in those fields where it can play a significant role as a complement to existing channels. Mental illness research has been judged by EMRC to fulfill these criteria. After a survey of the activities of the member organizations in mental illness research, EMRC decided in 1978 to set up a study group to look for areas within this field to which EMRC could contribute. As a result of the work of the study group, four work­ shops have been arranged to define present knowledge in some specific areas and to delineate research needs. The present volume contains the proceedings of the fourth workshop, held in 1985 and dealing with the course and outcome of depressive illness. EMRC hopes that this volume will stimulate intensified research and research cooperation on mental illnesses.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Tómas Helgason
    • 1
  • Robert J. Daly
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryNational University HospitalsReykjavikIceland
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryCork Regional HospitalWilton, CorkIreland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Depressive Illness
  • Book Subtitle Prediction of Course and Outcome
  • Editors Tomas Helgason
    Robert J. Daly
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-19090-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-73548-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-73546-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 152
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychiatry
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