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Understanding and Treating Depression: Ways to Find Hope and Help
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Understanding and Treating Depression: Ways to Find Hope and Help

by Rudy Nydegger
 

ISBN-10: 0275998568

ISBN-13: 9780275998561

Pub. Date: 08/30/2008

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

In any given year, 10 percent of the population - or about 21 million people - suffers from a depressive disorder. Most do not seek professional help although the great majority could find relief with treatment. And that not only causes hundreds of thousands of dollars in economic costs annually from work slowdown and accidents to illnesses and suicides, the wider

Overview

In any given year, 10 percent of the population - or about 21 million people - suffers from a depressive disorder. Most do not seek professional help although the great majority could find relief with treatment. And that not only causes hundreds of thousands of dollars in economic costs annually from work slowdown and accidents to illnesses and suicides, the wider picture is that depression hurts not only the person at issue, but millions more who are family members or other loved ones. The problem has become so pervasive yet often ignored that a major pharmaceutical company has launched commercials focused on informing the public that depression hurts, everywhere, and can surface not only as psychological aches but also physical pains and illness. This book offers a one-stop source that explains the history, increasing incidence, diagnosis, costs, treatment, and many faces of depression across ages, gender, culture, ethnicity, socioeconomic group, and sexual identity.

Every chapter includes vignettes and interviews to illustrate the topic and main points. Treatment approaches and success rates are discussed, as are the meanings and myths applied to this common disorder. Current and emerging research, and treatments on the horizon, are also spotlighted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275998561
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/2008
Series:
Abnormal Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

List of Abbreviations

Chapter 1: What is Depression?

Chapter 2: Depression and the Depressed: What Does It Feel Like?

Chapter 3: The Epidemiology and Etiology of Depression: Who Gets It and Why?

Factors

Chapter 4: Different Types and Manifestations of Depression

Chapter 5: Gender and Depression

Chapter 6: Life Cycle Issues and Depression

Chapter 7: Special Groups and Depression: Race, Ethnicity, and

Chapter 8: Treatment of Depression: Psychological Therapies

Chapter 9: Treatment for Depression: Medical Treatments and Others

Chapter 10: Pulling it All Together: What Do We Know?

Resources

Organizations

Websites

Books and Articles

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