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Modelling and Managing the Depressive Disorders
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    Parker, G. and Paterson, A. 2015. Differentiating ‘clinical’ and ‘non-clinical’ depression. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, Vol. 131, Issue. 6, p. 401.

    Bech, Per Engell, Rikke and Møller, Stine Bjerrum 2013. Comparative validity of inventories and checklists for identifying depressed patients with hidden bipolarity. Neuropsychiatry, Vol. 3, Issue. 3, p. 331.

    Parker, Gordon 2013. Teenage depression: some navigational points for parents and professionals. World Psychiatry, Vol. 12, Issue. 3, p. 272.

    Parker, G. Blanch, B. Paterson, A. Hadzi-Pavlovic, D. Sheppard, E. Manicavasagar, V. Synnott, H. Graham, R. K. Friend, P. Gilfillan, D. and Perich, T. 2013. The superiority of antidepressant medication to cognitive behavior therapy in melancholic depressed patients: a 12-week single-blind randomized study. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, p. n/a.

    Parker, Gordon McCraw, Stacey and Fletcher, Kathryn 2012. CYCLOTHYMIA. Depression and Anxiety, Vol. 29, Issue. 6, p. 487.

    Parker, Gordon 2010. The contribution of precipitants to depression onset, diagnostic sub-type, and treatment paradigm: a “mix and match” model. Depression and Anxiety, Vol. 27, Issue. 9, p. 787.

    Schrijvers, Didier L. De Bruijn, Ellen R. A. Destoop, Marianne Hulstijn, Wouter and Sabbe, Bernard G. C. 2010. The impact of perfectionism and anxiety traits on action monitoring in major depressive disorder. Journal of Neural Transmission, Vol. 117, Issue. 7, p. 869.

    2010. The Use and Misuse of Psychiatric Drugs.

    Parker, Gordon 2008. How should mood disorders be modelled?. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 42, Issue. 10, p. 841.

    Crawford, Joanna G. Parker, Gordon B. Malhi, Gin S. Mitchell, Philip B. Wilhelm, Kay and Proudfoot, Judy 2007. Social inhibition and treatment-resistant depression. Personality and Mental Health, Vol. 1, Issue. 1, p. 62.

    Parker, G. 2007. Defining melancholia: the primacy of psychomotor disturbance. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, Vol. 115, Issue. s433, p. 21.

    Parker, Gordon Fletcher, Kathryn Barrett, Melissa and Manicavasagar, Vijaya 2006. The Black Dog Institute Depression Clinic: a subtyping model in practice. Australasian Psychiatry, Vol. 14, Issue. 3, p. 300.

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The DSM and ICD mental illness classificatory systems define mood disorder as essentially a single condition varying only by severity; however, there are major problems with this approach. In this book, Gordon Parker and Vijaya Manicavasagar expose the weaknesses in the existing models, and describe a new approach to sub-typing and managing depression based on there being some specific defined manifestations, including melancholia and psychotic depression, as well as versions of the condition highly dependent on life stresses and personality styles. They argue that depression can exist as a disease, a disorder, a syndrome and a normal reaction, and it therefore requires a multi-modal approach to conceptualization and management. Highly illustrated in full colour throughout and written in an entertaining, but informative and practical style, this book should be read by all those responsible for managing or caring for individuals with mental illness.


‘What I found particularly refreshing about this book was the brio with which it was written … the attitude and approach displayed by the authors of this volume are surely a hopeful prognostic sign for future research in depression.’

Allan Y. Young - The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

'… these chapters … discuss the ideal attributes of a therapist and provide easily understandable case vignettes illustrating the personality disorders, [therefore] they are especially appropriate for students of psychiatry and psychology; some patients might find them a useful resource. They provide an easy-to-understand outline that would be helpful to a wide audience.'

Source: The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

'It's all good stuff and gets you thinking, especially about 'what is the illness I see before me, what is its likely natural history, why and how is the best way to treat it?''

Source: Australia and New Zealand Association of Psychiatrists in Training

'… this is a well-written book and the regular use of summary boxes and case vignettes makes it highly readable. The research expertise and clinical experience of the authors come across strongly and will make the book particularly attractive to clinicians. The provocative nature of the first section will cause many to challenge their view of depression. This book is highly recommended.'

Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research

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