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Genes, disease and depression: busting myths. Some important assumptions about depression. The war of depression: an ancient human condition or a modern malaise? Living on a boat. Why weepest thou? Is depression universal? Depression's place in the animal kingdom. Adaptation or fluff? What has depression ever done for us? Putting on the brakes. Taking stock (the vision quest). Beneficial by-products. Treating depression: new perspectives. The loss of depression's adaptive power? Should we treat depression?

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Consultant Psychiatrist and Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London


'A well researched book that presents a strong case for depression being understood as potentially beneficial for psychological growth. This book will be particularly helpful to those working in medical environments.' KAREN MINIKIN, THERAPY TODAY 'Looks at how sufferers may experience long-term beneficial effects from this debilitating disease...Recommended.' CHOICE

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