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

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

by Donald F. Klein, Paul H. Wender
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195086694

ISBN-13: 9780195086690

Pub. Date: 02/01/1994

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

With the addition of the latest research on treatments for depression, the authors illustrate the importance of accurately diagnosing the disease and using tested treatments. The book provides the means of evaluating the benefits and disadvantages of both pharmaceutical and psychological treatment of depression. In explaining the different treatments available, the…  See more details below

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With the addition of the latest research on treatments for depression, the authors illustrate the importance of accurately diagnosing the disease and using tested treatments. The book provides the means of evaluating the benefits and disadvantages of both pharmaceutical and psychological treatment of depression. In explaining the different treatments available, the authors provide detailed information on the use of both old and new antidepressants and SSRIs, as well as herbal supplements like St. John's wort. They also focus on the environmental and hereditary causes of depression, about which there are still many misconceptions. Using excerpts from patient histories to show progress from the onset of depression through treatment and recovery, the authors put a human face on the specter of depression. They demonstrate how many of the afflicted fail to seek help or are misdiagnosed by doctors who do not recognize their symptoms. The book includes several simple tests which readers can use to determine the need to seek a psychological evaluation. Understanding Depression is an excellent source of support, providing a highly informed and readable guide to this much misunderstood disease.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195086690
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/01/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Symptoms of mood disorders : recognizing biological depression9
3What happens to the depressive or manic-depressive individual over time?69
4What causes depression and manic-depression?83
5Diagnosis and treatment of depression99
6A brief guide to psychopharmacological drugs125
7Illnesses related to depression151
8How to get help169

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