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Katharine Barnard & Cathy E. Lloyd

In: Long-Term Conditions: Challenges in Health and Social Care

Chapter 5: Experiencing Depression and Diabetes

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Experiencing Depression and Diabetes
Experiencing depression and diabetes
KatharineBarnard
Cathy E.Lloyd

Depression is a term widely used but little understood. People often report feeling depressed when actually they're having a bad day or feeling low or fed up. Yet depression is a major, disabling illness affecting millions of people worldwide. The existing World Health Organization definition of depression is: ‘a common mental disorder that presents with depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or ...

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