Manufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Disease

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Manufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Disease (2010)
by Gary Greenberg.

9.0 hours of CE Credit     --------     Intermediate Level          

The book follows two tracks: The major theme focuses on the history of psychiatric thinking about and treatment of the thing we now all too easily call depression, and leads to an analysis of the current mainstream medical view of depression and its treatment. The second thread in the book is about Dr. Greenberg’s own experience of depression and his participation in a clinical trial at Massachusetts General Hospital as a patient. He includes his own doubts about whether most depression is the kind of illness we currently see it as, and his experiences as a psychotherapist with severely, mildly and moderately depressed patients.  This includes a discussion about what we lose when we look at our sadness as a brain disease.

69-question true/false + multiple choice test

90.00


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Anitdepressant Drug Effects and Depression Severity: A Patient-Level Meta-analysis

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Antidepressant Drug Effects and Depression Severity: A Patient-Level Meta-analysis
by Jay C. Fournier, MA, Robert J. DeRubeis, PhD, Steven D. Hollon, PhD, Sona Dimidjian, PhD, Jay D. Amsterdam, MD, Richard C. Shelton, MD, Jan Fawcett, MD.
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), volume 303, number 1, 47-53
1.0 hours of CE Credit     -----   Intermediate Level         

This study looks at the relative benefit of placebo over medication for the treatment of depression across a wide range of initial symptom severity in patients diagnosed with depression.  Findings demonstrate that the magnitude of benefit for medication compared to placebo increases with the severity of depression.

$10.00


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