Toward a More Definitive Understanding of Depression

  • Kristina Downing-Orr


Shelly’s experiences in attempting to seek help for depression point to the inadequacies in the ways many physicians and other health care professionals conceive, diagnose, and treat depression. At the heart of the problem often seems to be a lack of accurate, updated information about the nature of depression, which in turn leads to a breakdown in the diagnostic and treatment processes.


Clinical Depression Health Care Professional Mood Disorder Panic Attack Emotional Symptom 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kristina Downing-Orr
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  1. 1.OxfordEngland

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