Epidemiology, relapse, and long-term outcome
Increasingly large numbers of depressed people are referred to psychologists, social workers and community nurses without recourse to psychiatry. This has serious training implications. Furthermore, if education of the rates and diagnosis of depression increase and the shame or stigma is reduced then more people may come forward for help. It is vital that we can work cooperatively across disciplines. A good model is given by Vasile et al. (1987).