My aim, in this brief talk, is to suggest that a major form of intractable depression may be approached by using the fundamental ideas in Freud’s seminal essay or a different way may lead to considerable benefit in a group of patients at risk for a permanent kind of disablement, or partial disablement.
“…Psychotherapy as a public issue. We are considering the role of psychotherapy in fulfilling significant community needs. A case can be made for the view that our most important task may be dealing with intractable depression.
The World Health Organisation has predicted that depression is likely, in a few years time, to impose a greater burden than any other illness upon the world community. This is so despite the enormous amount of money spent on anti-depressant medication. Since this medication has a demonstrable effect the problem must lie in the burden imposed by those depressive illnesses which are resistant to medication. Russsell Meares 2006
This presentation, "Responding to the needs of consumers with complex trauma histories a consumer perspective" focuses on the needs of adult survivors of child abuse, highlighting the frequent