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Why Am I Still Depressed?: Diagnosis and Treatment of Depressive Disorders
Serious mood disorders affect approximately 20% of the population (lifetime prevalence). Beyond enormous emotional suffering, untreated depression can result in very serious health problems. The World Health Organization projects that by the year 2020 depression will be the number two cause of reduced life expectancy (world-wide). Effective treatments have been developed that can result in good outcomes for many individuals. However in the USA, half of those experiencing severe depression never seek treatment. Of those who do, many only attain partial remission and 20% experience only marginal or poor outcomes. Many recover only to later succumb to recurrent depressions or become chronically depressed. This workshop focuses on empirically- derived strategies for treatment of major depression. It also explores a dozen common reasons why people who receive treatment don’t get better (and solutions to these problems)