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Science  28 May 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5419, pp. 1474
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5419.1474

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Malignant Sadness The Anatomy of Depression. Lewis Wolpert. Faber and Faber, London, 1999. Paper, 208 pp. £9.99. ISBN 0-571-19172-X.

Wolpert provides a detached and clinical account of his own illness in this comprehensive overview written for a general audience (and accompanied by a BBC television series on depression).