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There are a number of issues to be considered in depression assessment

|}Practitioner comment: One value of the diagnostic view of depression is that it underlies the importance of identifying the different types of depression. If you think about: it talking may not necessarily ease depression that is biochemically caused, although it might make it more manageable. Assessment is therefore very important.

Psychological therapists tend to have a bias assuming psychological causes and it is important to identify the effects of physical causes of depression and the drugs with side effects of depression which need taking into account, to avoid giving people false hope. |}


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