Saturday, July 26, 2008

On Line Resources

The policy paper emphasizes a public health perspective.
There are also a lot of resources available on the Web that can support clinical care in major depression.
Materials for self-management have been developed by Dr. Dan Bilsker at Simon Fraser University and are freely available here.
An on-line version of CBT is freely available here, from the Australian National University. This version of computerized CBT was evaluated in a randomized controlled trial published in the British Medical Journal, link here.
Wikepedia has alot of information too, including definitions and history, here.
It includes a picture painted by Van Gogh in the year of his suicide.

Monday, July 7, 2008

The issue of depression as a cause of workplace difficulties was, until recently, a neglected topic. This is no longer the case, probably as a result of some major international (e.g. the World Health Organization's Global Burden of Disease Project) and national (e.g. the Kirby Report) initiatives.

The concern is filtering down, as seen in the recent series in the Globe and Mail (see below). This week, there was also some coverage by the Edmonton Journal, see here.