Depression: What Families Should Know

Depression: What Families Should Know

by Elaine Fantle Shimberg


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Depression: What Families Should Know by Elaine Fantle Shimberg

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345410238
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/29/1996
Product dimensions: 5.48(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.63(d)

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