100 Questions and Answers about Depression

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Approximately 35 To 40 Million Americans Will Deal With Severe Depression At Some Point In Their Lives. Whether You're A Newly Diagnosed Patient, Or A Friend Or Relative, This Book Offers Help. The Only Volume Available To Provide The Doctor's And Patient's View, 100 Questions And Answers About Depression Gives You Authoritative, Practical Answers To Your Questions About Treatment Options, Advice On Coping With Depression, Sources Of Support, And Much More. Written By Two Prominent Psychiatrists, Drs. Ava T. ...

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Overview

Approximately 35 To 40 Million Americans Will Deal With Severe Depression At Some Point In Their Lives. Whether You're A Newly Diagnosed Patient, Or A Friend Or Relative, This Book Offers Help. The Only Volume Available To Provide The Doctor's And Patient's View, 100 Questions And Answers About Depression Gives You Authoritative, Practical Answers To Your Questions About Treatment Options, Advice On Coping With Depression, Sources Of Support, And Much More. Written By Two Prominent Psychiatrists, Drs. Ava T. Albrecht And Charles Herrick, With Commentary From Both A Patient And A Family Member, This Book Is An Invaluable Resource For Anyone Coping With The Medical, Psychological, And Emotional Turmoil Of This Debilitating Condition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763745677
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 7/15/2005
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Introduction ix
Biography xiii
Part 1 The Basics 1
What are emotions, and why do we have them?
What is the difference between thoughts and feelings?
How does the brain affect behavior and regulate emotional states?
Part 2 Diagnosis 27
What are the symptoms of depression?
How is depression diagnosed?
What are the different types of depression?
Part 3 Risk/Prevention/Epidemiology 53
What are the risk factors associated with depression?
Are certain people more susceptible to depression?
I have recently been diagnosed with depression. What are the risks that my children will inherit it?
Part 4 Treatment 71
What are the different types of treatment for depression?
Does the type of depression that I have determine the type of treatment I need?
What are the different types of talk therapies, and what do they do?
Part 5 Associated Conditions 131
I have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety. How is the combination of conditions treated?
My spouse is drinking a lot of alcohol lately. My friend thinks he might be self-medicating. What does that mean?
Why is my doctor telling me that I need treatment for my addiction when I thought treating the depression would solve my problem?
Part 6 Special Populations 145
Do children get depressed?
The guidance counselor at school thinks that our teenage daughter is depressed. She spends a lot of time in her room. Is this normal teen behavior?
Part 7 Surviving 169
What are my rights to refuse hospitalization?
What are my rights to refuse medication and other treatments?
What are my rights to privacy?
Appendix A 191
Appendix B 195
Glossary 199
Index 209
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