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La guia de Buena Salud para superar la depression y disfrutar la vida: A National Alliance for Hispanic Health Book
     

La guia de Buena Salud para superar la depression y disfrutar la vida: A National Alliance for Hispanic Health Book

by Jane L.
 

Available in both English and Spanish-language editions, the newest book in the Buena Salud™ Guides series written specifically for the growing U.S. Latino population by the president and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.

This authoritative and accessible guide covers a health topic not traditionally addressed in the Hispanic

Overview

Available in both English and Spanish-language editions, the newest book in the Buena Salud™ Guides series written specifically for the growing U.S. Latino population by the president and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.

This authoritative and accessible guide covers a health topic not traditionally addressed in the Hispanic community. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more than one in eight Hispanics report depression, more than a third of Hispanics reporting depression have symptoms of major depression, and more than one in ten Latina high school students report a suicide attempt. At the same time, Hispanics are less likely to seek treatment for depression.

A practicing clinical psychologist and the president and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, Dr. Jane L. Delgado provides readers with a concise guide to everything they need to know about depression and its many forms. She answers the most asked questions about depression, debunks common myths, and offers readers information they can trust on treating and managing this condition. The book addresses:

• how to overcome cultural barriers to recognizing and seeking help for depression, including machismo and aguantando (enduring)

• the relationship between depression and chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis

• medication, therapy options, genetics, alternative treatments, and the influence of environmental factors

• real-life stories and the social and physical differences in how men and women deal with depression.

With a ten-point program for good health and emotional well-being, this valuable guide also includes a resource section with tools to help readers take control, key questions to ask a health care provider, and advice on choosing a psychotherapist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557049742
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Series:
Buena Salud Guides Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,332,050
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Jane L. Delgado, Ph.D., M.S., es presidenta y directora ejecutiva de la Alianza Nacional para la Salud de los Hispanos, la organizacion nacional mas numerosa de proveedores de servicios de salud y servicios humanos para los hispanos. Delgado asumio el cargo en la Alianza tras trabajar en la Oficina Directiva del Secretario del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services o DHHS). Antes de trabajar para el DHHS, ocupo una variedad de cargos, entre ellos coordinadora de talento infantil de Sesame Street de 1973 a 1975.

Delgado, un rostro conocido para millones de personas en todo el pais, fue incluida en la lista de los 100 Hispanos Mas Influyentes en el Hemisferio por People en Espanol y galardonada por WebMD entre los cinco heroes de salud en el 2008. La entrevistan a menudo en ABC News, CNN, Fox News, Telemundo, USA Today y AP, y es invitada frecuente en Despierta América de Univision, el programa matutino en espanol de mayor sintonia.

Delgado, quien ejerce como psicologa clinica, es autora de ¡Salud! Guia para la salud integral de la mujer latina (Rayo/HarperCollins, 2002). Vive en Washington, D.C., con su esposo Mark y su hija Elizabeth.

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