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Beyond Depression: A New Approach to Understanding and Management

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 04 August 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:357
  1. Iona Heath, general practitioner (
  1. London

    Opening my review copy of this book I was amazed to find my name in the acknowledgments and myself immediately encumbered with an obvious conflict of interest. It is a generous acknowledgment as my only contribution was a peripatetic meeting with the author that combined a conversation about life, the universe, and everything with demonstrating against the presence of President Bush in London in November 2003.

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    Christopher Dowrick

    Oxford University Press, £19.95, pp 238 ISBN 0 19 852632 6

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    At a time when many well meaning, but surely misguided, people are pushing for financial incentives to be offered for the medical management of depression within the UK general practitioner contract, this is a book that is both brave and timely.

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