Journal article

Self-help interventions for depressive disorders and depressive symptoms: a systematic review.

Amy J Morgan, Anthony F Jorm

Ann Gen Psychiatry | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Research suggests that depressive disorders exist on a continuum, with subthreshold symptoms causing considerable population burden and increasing individual risk of developing major depressive disorder. An alternative strategy to professional treatment of subthreshold depression is population promotion of effective self-help interventions that can be easily applied by an individual without professional guidance. The evidence for self-help interventions for depressive symptoms is reviewed in the present work, with the aim of identifying promising interventions that could inform future health promotion campaigns or stimulate further research. METHODS: A literature search for rando..

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