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Title: Antidepressants in counselling psychology: Relevance, effectiveness and implications for practice
Contributor(s): Sharpley, Chris  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2011
DOI: 10.1080/09515070.2011.589245
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Abstract: With up to one-fifth of the population experiencing depression sometime during their lives, plus depression rivalling smoking in its association with mortality, the search for effective treatments is urgent and of direct relevance to the everyday practice of counselling psychology. However, the various waves of antidepressants developed in the past 40 years have shown significant side effects and only arguable specific efficacy over placebo, leading to suggestions of combining psychological and pharmacological therapies. This article briefly reviews the history of antidepressant drugs, their side effects and efficacy, some future directions and discusses the role of antidepressants within counselling psychology practice.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 24(2), p. 139-156
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 0951-5070
Field of Research (FOR): 110319 Psychiatry (incl Psychotherapy)
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 920199 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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