Depression
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Depression
A Primer for Practitioners


© 2002 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

"The idea of a highly accessible resource on depression is a good one. . . It fills an important gap in the literature and represents a very helpful addition to the library of clinicians-expert and non-expert alikewho could benefit from an accessible, up-to-date primer (or refresher) in the formulation, diagnosis, and treatment of depression."

-Stephen Swallow, Ph.D., Private Practice, Oakville, Ontario


"While there have been lengthy handbooks and a variety of specialized books, I do not think anyone has had quite this idea of writing a primer. It combines research and practice in a very interesting manner. . . The up-to-date research is one of the major strengths. The authors clearly know their material and are conversant with the major findings of the field. . . It reflects a masterful knowledge of the current literature and communicates it very well."

-Ed Beckham, PH.D., Clinical Psychologist, Psychiatric Associates, Inc.



Every health care provider and mental health professional will encounter clients struggling with depression, yet many of these professionals don't receive a thorough grounding on theory, research, and clinical guidelines regarding depression, and those who do sometimes have trouble keeping abreast of the literature (a literature that includes over 60,000 empirical publications since 1980!). This book provides a handy reference for such practitioners. This brief, practical guide provides an introduction or refresher on depression that is research-based yet accessible, practical, and easy to read and consult. 

Preface  
Acknowledgments  
 
PART I. DEPRESSION: SYMPTOMS & THEORIES ABOUT THERAPIES
 
1. The Symptoms, Signs, & Diagnosis of Depression
 
2. Theories about Therapies for Depression
 
PART II. DEPRESSION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
 
3. Depression in Children
 
4. Depression in Adolescents
 
5. Depression in Adults
 
6. Depression in Older Adults
 
PART III. COMORBID CONDITIONS & OTHER SYMPTOMS, SIGNS, & PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH DEPRESSION
 
7. Additional Psychiatric Disorders & Severely Distressed Close Relationships Associated with Depression
 
8. Chronic Health Problems Associated with Depression
 
9. Suicide & Depression
 
PART IV. TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION
 
10. Psychotherapy
 
11. Pharmacotherapy
 
12. Relapse Prevention
 
Epilogue
References  
Author Index  
Subject Index  
About the Authors  


"The idea of a highly accessible resource on depression is a good one. . . It fills an important gap in the literature and represents a very helpful addition to the library of clinicians-expert and non-expert alike-who could benefit from an accessible, up-to-date primer (or refresher) in the formulation, diagnosis and treatment of depression."

Stephen Swallow
Ph.D., Private Practice, Oakville, Ontario


"While there have been lengthy handbooks and a variety of specialized books, I do not think anyone has had quite this idea of writing a primer. It combines research and practice in a very interesting manner. . . The up-to-date research is one of the major strengths. The authors clearly know their material and are conversant with the major findings of the field. . . It reflects a masterful knowledge of the current literature and communicates it very well."

Ed Beckham
PH.D., Clinical Psychologist, Psychiatric Associates, Inc.
Key features

 

  • Use of realistic composite Case Studies to open each chapter and to serve as an anchor to illustrate discussion throughout the chapter.
  • Discussion of treatment issues and clinical guidelines for psychotherapy, including ethical, practical, and training issues.
  • Chapter Summaries and "Clinical Guidelines" in handy bulleted format to conclude each chapter.
  • Annotated "Suggested Readings" and thorough references guiding readers to more in-depth resources.

 


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