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The SAGE Handbook of Mental Health and Illness is a landmark volume, which integrates the conceptual, empirical, and evidence-based threads of mental health as an area of study, research, and practice. It approaches mental health from two perspectives - firstly as a positive state of well-being and personal and social functioning and secondly as psychological difference or abnormality in its social context.

The Diagnosis of Depression in an International Context
The diagnosis of depression in an international context
RenataKokanovic
Introduction

‘Depression’ is one of the most extensively described and debated words in the field of mental health. To contribute to this debate, this chapter provides a brief overview of the key academic discussions on depression, ...

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