Challenging Depression: The Go-To Guide for Clinicians and Patients (Go-To Guides for Mental Health)

Challenging Depression: The Go-To Guide for Clinicians and Patients (Go-To Guides for Mental Health)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393707113
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/09/2014
Series: Go-To Guides for Mental Health
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 672
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Mark Zetin, MD, is in private practice. He lives in Orange County, California.
Cara T. Hoepner, MS, RN, CNS, NP, is a psychiatric nurse practitioner and mental health advocate. She lives in San Francisco.
Jennifer Kurth, DO, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She lives in Chicago.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Knowing the Enemy: The Faces of Depression 1

Chapter 2 Diagnosing the Enemy: Why Careful Differential Diagnosis Is Important 10

Chapter 3 Understanding the Enemy: Theories of What Causes Depression 52

Chapter 4 What Is "Me" and What Is "Illness"" Personality Versus Mood Disorder 66

Chapter 5 Staying Alive: Dealing With Suicidal Thoughts and Impulses 77

Chapter 6 Finding Treatment and Paying for It: Dealing With the Health Care System and Insurance 93

Chapter 7 Facilitating Collaboration Between Patient and Clinician 114

Chapter 8 Psychotherapy Is More Than Talking to a Nice Person: Specific Approaches to Dealing With Depression 163

Chapter 9 Choosing an Antidepressant for Major Depressive Disorder: Getting to Know the Drug Families 234

Chapter 10 Evaluating the Success or Failure of Pharmacotherapy 293

Chapter 11 My Antidepressant Isn't Working. What Now" Sophisticated Approaches to Augmenting, Combining, and Switching Medicines 315

Chapter 12 Bipolar Depression Requires Different Approaches 348

Chapter 13 Child and Adolescent Depression 368

Chapter 14 Extreme Measures: Electroconvulsive Therapy, Vagus Nerve Stimulation, and Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation 408

Chapter 15 Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Herbs and Supplements 423

Chapter 16 Living a Healthy Life While Living With a Psychiatric Illness 490

Chapter 17 Learning More: Books and Web Sites 529

Epilogue 547

References 549

Index 635

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