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Experiences of major depression: individuals' perspectives on the ability to understand and handle the illness
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Gustav Melins Gata 3, S-461 86 Trollhättan, Sweden.
University of Gothenburg, Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden.
University of Gothenburg, Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Primary Care, Research and Evaluation Unit, Fyrbodal, Vänerparken, Vänersborg, Sweden.
2012 (English)In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 0161-2840, Vol. 33, no 5, 272-279 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In all social groups, major depression is an increasingly serious problem in modern society. Important aspects of a person's capacity for recovery are the person's own understanding of the illness and the ability to use this understanding to manage the illness. The aim of this study is to describe how individuals with major depression understand their illness and use their understanding to handle it. Twenty participants treated in community care for major depression as determined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders were interviewed between February and June, 2008. Content analysis of the interviews revealed three major themes: (1) awakening insight, (2) strategies for understanding and managing, and (3) making use of understanding, each with additional subthemes. Individual understandings of the illness varied and led to differences in the ways participants were able to handle their depression. In clinical care it is essential to support an individual's understanding of depression and his or her use of that understanding to handle the illness.

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New York: Informa Healthcare, 2012. Vol. 33, no 5, 272-279 p.
Keyword [en]
adaptive behavior, adult, aged, article, attitude to health, comprehension, female, human, life event, major depression, male, middle aged, psychological aspect, qualitative research, Sweden
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-20448DOI: 10.3109/01612840.2011.653038PubMedID: 22545633Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84860445322OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-20448DiVA: diva2:587102
Available from: 2013-01-14 Created: 2013-01-08 Last updated: 2013-01-23Bibliographically approved

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