Depression, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Diseases & Disorders Series
  • Lydia D. Bjornlund
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1420503316
  • ISBN-13: 9781420503319
  • DDC: 616.8527
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 300 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released April 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Depression is a common mental disorder affecting people of both sexes, all ages and all backgrounds that can significantly impair social functioning, health, and quality of life. This book describes the different types of depression and the associated symptoms used to diagnose them. It details the treatments available and their effectiveness, and looks at how people living with depression cope with the disorder.

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Diseases & Disorders Series

The DISEASES & DISORDERS series offers young readers and researchers a means of understanding ailments and their ramifications. Clear, careful explanations offer insight into what these conditions are, what causes them, how people live with them, and the latest information about treatment and prevention. All volumes include primary and secondary source quotations, annotated bibliographies and lists of organizations to contact for additional information.

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