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General management issues in depressive illness--family interventions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2668999     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There is a need to integrate interpersonal, spousal and family interventions into the well developed pharmacological and individual psychological therapies for depressive illness. Serious repercussions from depressive illness for the person themselves and their families, are well recognized. These include a low entrance rate to treatment programs, attrition from and poor adherence to, recognized therapies, self-harm, marital separation and divorce, family disruption and serious negative impacts on their children. A number of specific interventions, have been developed some psychoeducational, some therapeutic, and they appear to offer promise for future application. These need to be regularly applied to treatment situations in a planned fashion, and their effectiveness rigorously evaluated.
D L Keegan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychiatric journal of the University of Ottawa : Revue de psychiatrie de l'Université d'Ottawa     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0702-8466     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychiatr J Univ Ott     Publication Date:  1989 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-09-19     Completed Date:  1989-09-19     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703518     Medline TA:  Psychiatr J Univ Ott     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  420-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Depressive Disorder / psychology,  therapy*
Family Therapy / methods*
Marital Therapy / methods*

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