Understanding Depression: A Complete Guide to Its Diagnosis and Treatment / Edition 1

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Overview

When Understanding Depression was first published over ten years ago, it quickly became a trusted guide for the millions of Americans suffering from depression. Now the long-awaited revised and expanded second edition of this definitive and readable book is available to a new generation of those struggling with depression and their families. Informed by up-to-date research on new drugs and treatments for depression, the authors again carefully illustrate the importance of accurately diagnosing the disease and using scientific data and tested research methods in treating it. The book provides the means of evaluating the benefits and disadvantages of both pharmaceutical and psychological treatment of depression and explores the different treatments available. The completely revised medication chapter covers both the old and the new antidepressants and SSRIs, as well as popular herbal supplements like St. John's Wort. It also focuses on the environmental and hereditary causes of biological depression, about which there are still many misconceptions, even among professionals. The authors include several self-rating tests which readers can use to determine the need to seek a psychological evaluation. Using excerpts from patient histories to show their progress from the onset of depression to treatment to recovery, the authors put a human face on the specter of depression. Most of its victims fail to seek help, whether out of guilt or ignorance, and many are misdiagnosed by physicians or psychotherapists who fail to recognize the symptoms of the illness. Understanding Depression is an excellent source of support, providing a highly informed and readable guide to this much misunderstood disease.

Recognizing biological depression/causes of depression & manic-depression/diagnosis & trmt/related illnesses/etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195086690
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/1/1994
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 183
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 5.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald F. Klein is Professor of Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of Research at New York State Psychiatric Institute. Paul H. Wender is Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Psychiatric Research at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is the author of The Hyperactive Child, Adolescent and Adult, and co-author of Mind, Mood, and Medicine with Donald F. Klein.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Symptoms of mood disorders : recognizing biological depression 9
3 What happens to the depressive or manic-depressive individual over time? 69
4 What causes depression and manic-depression? 83
5 Diagnosis and treatment of depression 99
6 A brief guide to psychopharmacological drugs 125
7 Illnesses related to depression 151
8 How to get help 169
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2006

    helped me A LOT

    I have major depreesion, and this book really helped me to understand my disorder and gave me hope.

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