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Book Reviews Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, Vol. 9, No. 4, 1997 Caring for Depression, A RAND Study. By Kenneth fully argue why depression is a policy concern. They B. Wells, Roland Sturm, Cathy D. Sherbourne, emphasize that in some ways "depression is worse and Lisa S. Meredith. Harvard University Press, than chronic medical conditions like arthritis and Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1996, 252 pp., heart disease: those conditions usually strike later in $31.95. life, but depression often begins in youth or middle age, when people are at their productivity peak and Depression is unquestionably a major health thus at risk of permanently damaging their career." care problem. As a major illness affecting millions The second chapter, Depression and Its Treat- of people, it is on the rise (1), undertreated (2), fre- ment, summarizes what depression is, the impact of quently more devastating than other major illnesses, mortality and morbidity on individuals, theories of and its indirect costs are usually much higher than causes of depression (the biology is too simplistic direct treatment costs. The care of depressed pa- here), clinical management and treatment of depres- tients in the ever-changing health care system in the sion, effectiveness of treatment, how depression is ac- United http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Annals of Clinical Psychiatry Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 by American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Neurology; Psychiatry; Psychopharmacology
ISSN
1040-1237
eISSN
1573-3238
DOI
10.1023/A:1022316713130
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Abstract

Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, Vol. 9, No. 4, 1997 Caring for Depression, A RAND Study. By Kenneth fully argue why depression is a policy concern. They B. Wells, Roland Sturm, Cathy D. Sherbourne, emphasize that in some ways "depression is worse and Lisa S. Meredith. Harvard University Press, than chronic medical conditions like arthritis and Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1996, 252 pp., heart disease: those conditions usually strike later in $31.95. life, but depression often begins in youth or middle age, when people are at their productivity peak and Depression is unquestionably a major health thus at risk of permanently damaging their career." care problem. As a major illness affecting millions The second chapter, Depression and Its Treat- of people, it is on the rise (1), undertreated (2), fre- ment, summarizes what depression is, the impact of quently more devastating than other major illnesses, mortality and morbidity on individuals, theories of and its indirect costs are usually much higher than causes of depression (the biology is too simplistic direct treatment costs. The care of depressed pa- here), clinical management and treatment of depres- tients in the ever-changing health care system in the sion, effectiveness of treatment, how depression is ac- United

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