Although depression is one of the most common medical disorders, it is also one of the least understood. If you are confused about what you can do to help a loved one who suffers from depression, acclaimed medical writer Elaine Fantle Shimberg can help. This sympathetic, hopeful guide shows you and your family how to act effectively to provide the best treatment possible.
Shimberg has interviewed more than one hundred patients and their families, as well as numerous psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, neurologists, teachers, and members of the clergy to provide a thoughtful and loving guide to every step of depression patient care. You will learn
Twelve ways you can help a depressed loved one
How to recognize its symptoms
How to protect yourself and other family members from "catching" a loved one's depression
What to do when your child is depressed
How to respond to talk of suicide
The most advanced medical techniques, their advantages and disadvantages
How to encourage the sufferer to seek professional treatment
And much more.
Includes A Comprehensive List Of Community Support Groups, Crisis Centers, Government And Social Service Agencies
|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.48(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.63(d)|