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Depression Info Sheet

Provide your clients with information about major depressive disorder including an overview of the disorder's symptoms, research-based treatments, demographics, and additional facts. Help your clients understand what they are dealing with—and reassure them they are not alone—through the use of psychoeducation.

Some ideas for other uses include printing a stack for waiting room reading material, including copies with a presentation on depression, or printing one of these handouts to fill an office cork board.

This professional quality handout looks great whether printed in color or grayscale.

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1. American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-5®). American Psychiatric Pub.

2. Andrade, L., Caraveo‐Anduaga, J. J., Berglund, P., Bijl, R. V., Graaf, R. D., Vollebergh, W., ... & Kawakami, N. (2003). The epidemiology of major depressive episodes: results from the International Consortium of Psychiatric Epidemiology (ICPE) Surveys. International journal of methods in psychiatric research, 12(1), 3-21.

3. Driessen, E., & Hollon, S. D. (2010). Cognitive behavioral therapy for mood disorders: efficacy, moderators and mediators. Psychiatric Clinics, 33(3), 537-555.

4. Hirschfeld, R. M. (2001). The comorbidity of major depression and anxiety disorders: recognition and management in primary care. Primary care companion to the Journal of clinical psychiatry, 3(6), 244.

5. Isometsä, E. (2014). Suicidal behaviour in mood disorders—who, when, and why?. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 59(3), 120-130.

6. Kirsch, I., Deacon, B. J., Huedo-Medina, T. B., Scoboria, A., Moore, T. J., & Johnson, B. T. (2008). Initial severity and antidepressant benefits: a meta-analysis of data submitted to the Food and Drug Administration. PLoS medicine, 5(2), e45.

7. Paluska, S. A., & Schwenk, T. L. (2000). Physical activity and mental health. Sports medicine, 29(3), 167-180.

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