chapter  2
Depression
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It was with the considerations of the last chapter in mind that we set out to study a particular condition rather than psychiatric disorder in general and in doing so to take seriously existing psychiatric classifications of depression. We felt that, if we could guard against the obvious pitfalls we have discussed, any disadvantages would be far outweighed by the advantages of working within a tradition where our work would have meaning, and, just as important, be subject to informed criticism.