Chapter 3. Families of People with Major Depression

  1. Norman Sartorius1,
  2. Julian Leff2,
  3. Juan José López-Ibor3,
  4. Mario Maj4 and
  5. Ahmed Okasha5
  1. Julian Leff

Published Online: 31 OCT 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470024712.ch3

Families and Mental Disorders: From Burden to Empowerment

Families and Mental Disorders: From Burden to Empowerment

How to Cite

Leff, J. (2004) Families of People with Major Depression, in Families and Mental Disorders: From Burden to Empowerment (eds N. Sartorius, J. Leff, J. J. López-Ibor, M. Maj and A. Okasha), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470024712.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

  2. 2

    Department of Mental Health Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London and TAPS Research Unit, 69 Fleet Street, London NW3 2QU, UK

  3. 3

    Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

  4. 4

    University of Naples, Italy

  5. 5

    Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Author Information

  1. Department of Mental Health Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London and TAPS Research Unit, 69 Fleet Street, London NW3 2QU, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 OCT 2005
  2. Published Print: 22 OCT 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470023822

Online ISBN: 9780470024713

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Keywords:

  • major depression;
  • emotional relationship;
  • expressed emotion (EE);
  • couple therapy for depression;
  • couple therapy;
  • intimacy;
  • London Depression Intervention Trial;
  • experience of burden

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Emotional Relationship

  • The Impact on the Partner

  • Expressed Emotions

  • Couple Therapy for Depression

  • The London Depression Intervention Trial

  • Conclusions

  • References