Depression, Adulthood

  • Jane E. Gillham
  • Derek R. Freres
  • Andrew J. Shatté


Depression is one of the most prevalent psychological disorders, affecting most of us, either directly, or through its impact on friends or family members. Depression exacts an emotional and monetary toll in the form of emotional suffering, decrease in achievement and productivity, impairments in important interpersonal relationships, and in the worst cases, suicide. For more than half of the depressed population, the depressive profile is one of recurrent episodes throughout the lifespan.


Depressive Symptom Depressive Disorder Major Depression American Psychiatric Association Adolescent Psychiatry 
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  • Jane E. Gillham
  • Derek R. Freres
  • Andrew J. Shatté

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