Here, both therapist and client will learn the causes of depression, how to recognize and diagnose the different iterations of depression, the wide variety of psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological treatment options available, and how to get the most out of those treatments.Zetin, Hoepner, and Kurth explain the causes of depression, how to recognize and diagnose the different iterations of depression, and the wide variety of psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological treatment options available. Even more important, they show patients how to best work with their clinicians and clinicians how to best help their patients. The book is liberally sprinkled with case discussions, which demystify the treatment protocols and show the various ways that clients respond to treatment. In this book, medical professionals have a go-to desk reference for their questions about depression, and consumers have a friendly, accessible introduction to an otherwise intimidating disorder.
About the Author
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