Beating Depression: The Journey to Hope

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"This is an easy-to-read, up-to-date book full of useful information from three of our country's most respected researchers/practitioners in the area of depression. It carries a powerful message of hope for those who suffer with depression, for their families and friends."—Rosalynn Carter

The latest advancements in therapy, medication and self-treatment provide depression sufferers with an array of newfound hope!

If you or someone you care about are one of the nearly 10 million ...

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Overview

"This is an easy-to-read, up-to-date book full of useful information from three of our country's most respected researchers/practitioners in the area of depression. It carries a powerful message of hope for those who suffer with depression, for their families and friends."—Rosalynn Carter

The latest advancements in therapy, medication and self-treatment provide depression sufferers with an array of newfound hope!

If you or someone you care about are one of the nearly 10 million Americans who suffer from untreated depression, this book is a first step to alleviating the pain and misery depression can bring. The newest approaches to treating depression mean you are just a proper diagnosis and the right treatment plan away from rediscovering the lifestyle you want to lead.

In Beating Depression, nationally recognized practitioners/researchers at UCLA, Maga Jackson-Triche, Kenneth B. Wells and Katherine Minnium, equip you with the knowledge and tools to get the upper hand on those feelings of hopelessness. Beating Depression provides expert advice and guidance on how to find a mental health professional, what pharmacology and therapy approaches are available, and a host of skills that you can use each day to conquer depression. You'll also find self-assessment tools to help you gauge your depression, as well as many inspiring true stories from people of all walks who have tackled there own depression problems.

Beating Depression assures you that you're not alone in your battle and arms you with the insight into everything you'll need in the quest to regain the happiness and joy in your life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071376273
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/29/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,427,087
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Maga E. Jackson-Triche, M.D., M.P.H., is on the faculty of the UCLA School of Medicine. She is also a member of the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute's Health Services Research Center. Dr. Jackson-Triche and her coauthors participated in a landmark depression treatment study funded by the prestigious RAND Institute.

Kenneth B. Wells, M.D., M.P.H., is a professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the UCLA School of Medicine, director of the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute's Health Services Research Center, and a senior scientist at RAND.

Katherine Minnium is a research manager and public relations director for the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute's Health Services Research Center.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Letter to the Reader xiii
Chapter 1 Just the "Blues," Or Something More Serious? 1
Chapter 2 What is Depression and What Causes it? 17
Chapter 3 I Think I'm Clinically Depressed. What are My Options? 49
Chapter 4 Getting the Best Care 73
Chapter 5 Ten Things I Can do to Help Myself 95
Chapter 6 Coping With Special Issues 109
Chapter 7 Living With Depression 125
Chapter 8 Putting it All Together: Staying Well 143
Endnotes 157
References 161
Glossary 173
Depression Resources 177
Appendix
Depression Toolkit 183
Index 197
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