Science on depression?
August 20, 2013 7:57 AM Subscribe
What do scientists currently understand about depression? How, broadly, is this problem formulated as a subject of study? What are various scientists' opinions on the existing treatments, such as medical versus nonmedical approaches? What is the degree of consensus on these various issues, e.g. different schools of thought? What areas or aspects of it are still being poorly addressed?
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I am interested in scientific resources on depression—i.e., necessarily theoretical and empirical understanding of critical, fundamental issues. While public and institutional policies and recommendations of the medical/pharmaceutical establishment are contributing voices, these depend on scientific evidence and insight. What is the best literature is available for non-experts to understand better this most common form of mental problem?