Depression: Causes and Treatment

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Pioneering in its cognitive approach to psychotherapy, this broad survey of all aspects of depression is considered definitive in its field. It includes a comprehensive review of symptomatology, biology, psychology, theories, and treatment of depression. Based on his own experimental findings, Dr. Beck has synthesized a new approach to depression that provides the rationale for the cognitive therapy of this disorder.

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Pioneering in its cognitive approach to psychotherapy, this broad survey of all aspects of depression is considered definitive in its field. It includes a comprehensive review of symptomatology, biology, psychology, theories, and treatment of depression. Based on his own experimental findings, Dr. Beck has synthesized a new approach to depression that provides the rationale for the cognitive therapy of this disorder.

"Beck's book is...the principal work on the subject and a valuable source of reference." - British Journal of Psychiatry

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  • ISBN-13: 9780812210323
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1972
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 0.80 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

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Winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Psychology, and known as the "father of cognitive therapy," Aaron T. Beck is University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and President of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research.

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Table of Contents

Preface

PART I. CLINICAL ASPECTS OF DEPRESSION Chapter. 1 The Definition of Depression Chapter 2. Symptomatology of Depression Chapter 3. Course and Prognosis Chapter 4. Classification of the Affective Disorders Chapter 5. Neurotic and Psychotic Depressive Reactions Chapter 6. Manic-Depressive Reaction Chapter 7. Involutional Psychotic Reaction Chapter 8. Schizo-Affective Reaction

PART II. EXPERIMENTAL ASPECTS OF DEPRESSION Chapter 9. Biological Studies of Depression Chapter 10. Psychological and Psychodynamic Studies

PART III. A SYSTEMATIC INVESTIGATION OF DEPRESSION Chapter 11. Resume of the Research Chapter 12. Measurement of Depression: the Depression Inventory Chapter 13. Patterns in Dreams of Depressed Patients Chapter 14. Childhood Bereavement and Adult Depression Chapter 15. Cognitive Distortions in Depression

PART IV. THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF DEPRESSION Chapter 16. Theories of Depression Chapter 17. Cognition and Psychopathology Chapter 18. Development of Depression

PART V. TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION Chapter 19. Pharmacotherapy Chapter 20. Electroconvulsive Therapy Chapter 21. Psychotherapy

APPENDIX Depression Inventory Instructions for Administration of Depression Inventory Scoring Instructions for ''Masochistic Dreams"

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