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Hope for sufferers of depression

Tebble, Helen 2005, Hope for sufferers of depression, in International Systemic-Functional Congress 2003 : parallel papers, Faculty of Arts, University of Sydney, Sydney, N.S.W..

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Title Hope for sufferers of depression
Author(s) Tebble, Helen
Conference name International Systemic-Functional Congress (32nd : 2005 : Sydney, N.S.W.)
Conference location Sydney, N.S.W.
Conference dates 17-22 Jul. 2005
Title of proceedings International Systemic-Functional Congress 2003 : parallel papers
Publication date 2005
Publisher Faculty of Arts, University of Sydney
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Summary The ultimate goal of the Language of Depression project conducted by linguists at Deakin University and psychiatrists at the Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne is to provide training programs for Acute Hospital staff to identify early their patients who suffer from depression and refer them to consultation- psychiatrists or psychologists for help. To date, only case studies from this project of 40 subjects have been reported. This paper presents the preliminary findings of the study of the language of depressed Acute Hospital patients. The generic structure of the data set will be described; the role and findings of the application of the WordSmith 3 concordance will be outlined; and in particular the semantic matches of features of depression will be presented. These are drawn especially from the application of APPRAISAL analysis. If Acute Hospital patients are listened to with the insights from these findings, with referral, they should receive help to curtail their suffering and be given hope of improvement and even the prospect of recovery from their depression.
Language eng
Field of Research 200403 Discourse and Pragmatics
Socio Economic Objective 920209 Mental Health Services
HERDC Research category E3 Extract of paper
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30014516

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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