Coping With Depression: From Catch-22 to Hope

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Distilling years of experience in educating psychiatric patients and their families about depression, Jon Allen has written a practical book that addresses the challenges depressed patients face on the road to recovery. Allen advocates approaching depression by focusing on the importance of hope, and he helps patients understand depression through two simple ideas: catch-22 and stress pileup.

This book conveys how the symptoms of depression impede all the things depressed ...

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Overview

Distilling years of experience in educating psychiatric patients and their families about depression, Jon Allen has written a practical book that addresses the challenges depressed patients face on the road to recovery. Allen advocates approaching depression by focusing on the importance of hope, and he helps patients understand depression through two simple ideas: catch-22 and stress pileup.

This book conveys how the symptoms of depression impede all the things depressed persons must do to recover, thus defusing self-criticism while encouraging patients to take satisfaction in small steps toward improvement. And the concept of stress pileup encompasses a developmental perspective respecting the full range of accumulated biological, psychological, and interpersonal stresses that play into depression. This broad understanding helps patients become more compassionate toward themselves and puts them in a stronger position to make use of professional care.

Coping With Depression is written for a general audience, including depressed persons and their family members, as well as professionals seeking a readable integration of current knowledge that they can use to educate their patients. Although written in nontechnical language, the book provides a sophisticated and comprehensive understanding of the psychological development of depression, the neurobiology of the illness, and the full range of evidence-based treatment modalities. All material is buttressed by extensive references to theoretical, clinical, and research literature.

Coping With Depression emphasizes the concept of agency, encouraging readers to take an active role in their recovery. Countering today's trend toward exclusive reliance on antidepressant medication, the book employs the perspective of developmental psychopathology to integrate psychosocial and neurobiological knowledge. The book explains how biological vulnerability is intertwined with stress stemming from insecure attachment, childhood adversity, stressful life events, emotional conflicts, and problems in close relationships. Going far beyond the "chemical imbalance," the author illustrates how the experience of depression is linked to changes in patterns of brain activity as evidenced by neuroimaging studies. Coping With Depression will help readers • understand the development of depression from a biopsychosocial perspective• appreciate how depression is compounded by related conditions, including bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, personality disorders, general medical conditions, and suicidal states• understand how recovering from depression entails working on many fronts, including improving physical health, participating in pleasurable activities, countering negative thinking, resolving internal conflicts, and-above all-establishing more stable and secure attachment relationships• become knowledgeable about the treatment options that facilitate coping, including cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and psychodynamic psychotherapy as well as medication and combined treatment• appreciate the centrality of hope in recovery from depression and the challenges to hope that depression poses

To maintain hope, patients, their family members, and clinicians must face the seriousness of the illness of depression and the daunting obstacles to recovery, including catch-22 in all of its manifestations. Throughout the book, Allen reiterates the theme of agency: depressed persons can use their intelligence to understand their illness and do something to recover and remain well, making use of help from others along the way.

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Reviewer: Patricia E. Murphy, PhD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: Directed to persons who suffer from depression, the author uses his experience of patient education groups to provide information about a variety of topics related to this illness.
Purpose: By offering information about the variety of factors that contribute to depression, the author hopes to suggest a way, within the debilitating symptoms of depression, for the reader to exercise agency in moving to recovery. The attempt to use education about depression to empower the patient seems quite worthwhile.
Audience: Although the intended audience is persons with depression and their caregiver, the reading requires discipline and might be more accessible to those with a college education. The author's skill in walking a fine line between symptom and the individual's responsibility to work towards recovery could make this a valuable book for trainees in mental health care.
Features: Early chapters introduce the reader to the "Catch-22" of depression, "The things you need to do to recover from depression are made difficult by the symptoms of depression." He masterfully walks through a variety of topics, like genetic predisposition, early child-hood development, and stress as contributors to depression. At the same time, with each topic he suggests "elbow room" which allows choice for response rather than being a victim of circumstances of the disease. He gently exposes the patient's responsibility for change as a reason for hope rather than a reason for self-blame.
Assessment: Allen uses the most recent research on chronic depression and communicates it in a user-friendly way. The clinician can trust that the volume offers the patient the best available information in a sensitive manner.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585622115
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Pages: 341
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Jon G. Allen, Ph.D., holds the Helen Malsin Palley Chair in Mental Health Research and is Professor of Psychiatry in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Baylor College of Medicine; he is also Senior Staff Psychologist in The Menninger Clinic. He is the author of Coping With Trauma: Hope through Understanding, now in its second edition.

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Table of Contents

About the Author. Foreword. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part I: Groundwork. Depression. Between a rock and a hard place. Agency and elbow room. Part II: Development. Constitution. Attachment. Childhood adversity. Part III: Precipitants. Stressful events. Internal stress. Part IV: Illness. Brain and body. Related disorders. Part V: Coping with Catch-22. Health. Flexible thinking. Supportive relationships. Integrating treatment. Hope. Glossary. References. Suggested readings. Appendix. Index.

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