ERIC Number: ED160931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-31
Reference Count: 0
Depression: A Social or a Mental Health Problem? Implications for the Health of Women.
Weissman, Myrna M.
There is no doubt that women have more depression than men--both treated and untreated--and that depression affects women in their most productive years, impairing personal satisfaction and ability to fulfill social roles. A review of the various therapeutic approaches to depression shows that there is good evidence that the traditional treatments, both pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy, have value, as well as a combination of both approaches. Self-help groups can be used as a supplement to traditional therapies, and a deeper understanding of non-traditional therapies is warranted. (Author/KA)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopsychiatric Association (55th, San Francisco, California, March 27-31, 1978)