Beyond major depression.

  title={Beyond major depression.},
  author={Gordon Parker},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={35 4},
BACKGROUND The DSM concept of 'major depression' has accrued increased status but demonstrated limited utility since inception. METHOD An historical overview of models of depression and the initially perceived advantages presented by the concept of 'major depression' are presented before detailing its limitations in application. RESULTS Challenges to the utility of 'major depression' are provided by examining its conceptual model, its validity, its utility and the limited information… CONTINUE READING
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