Depression — cause and recognition

  • Elizabeth Armstrong
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Abstract

Wilkinson (1989) defines depression as ‘a persistant exaggeration of the everyday feelings that accompany sadness’. It is a disturbance of mood, of variable severity and duration, that is frequently recurrent and accompanied by a variety of physical and mental symptoms involving ‘thinking, drive and judgement’.

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© Elizabeth Armstrong 1995

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