ISBN-10:
0761922482
ISBN-13:
9780761922483
Pub. Date:
03/12/2002
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Depression: A Primer for Practitioners / Edition 1

Depression: A Primer for Practitioners / Edition 1

by Steven Richards, Michael G. Perri

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ISBN-13: 9780761922483
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/12/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Steven Richards is Professor of Psychology at Texas Tech University. He has also served as department chair, counseling program director, psychology clinic director, and introductory psychology course director. Prior to his appointment at Texas Tech, Dr. Richards was on the faculty at Syracuse University and the University of Missouri-Columbia. He served as director of the clinical psychology program at Syracuse and as associate department chair and psychology clinic director at Missouri. His research interests include depression, health psychology, and stress and coping. Dr. Richards has authored approximately 50 publications on these topics and related areas. He has served as editor of SBM’s newsletter Outlook, on the editorial boards of five journals, as an ad hoc reviewer for about 30 journals, and as a principal investigator on two grants from the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Richards earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the APA-accredited program at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.




Michael G. Perri is Research Foundation Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology in the Health Science Center at the University of Florida. He has also served as area head for health psychology and as director of the psychology internship program at Florida. Prior to his appointment at Florida, Dr. Perri was on the faculty at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Indiana University, and the University of Rochester. His research interests include depression, obesity, and health psychology. Dr. Perri has authored more than 100 publications on these topics and related areas. He has served on the editorial boards of nine journals and national reporting groups, as an ad hoc reviewer for about 20 journals, and as a principal investigator or co-principal investigator on nine grants from the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies. The American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) has certified Dr. Perri in clinical psychology. Dr. Perri earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the APA-accredited program at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
PART I. DEPRESSION: SYMPTOMS & THEORIES ABOUT THERAPIES
1. The Symptoms, Signs, & Diagnosis of Depression
2. Theories about Therapies for Depression
PART II. DEPRESSION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
3. Depression in Children
4. Depression in Adolescents
5. Depression in Adults
6. Depression in Older Adults
PART III. COMORBID CONDITIONS & OTHER SYMPTOMS, SIGNS, & PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH DEPRESSION
7. Additional Psychiatric Disorders & Severely Distressed Close Relationships Associated with Depression
8. Chronic Health Problems Associated with Depression
9. Suicide & Depression
PART IV. TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION
10. Psychotherapy
11. Pharmacotherapy
12. Relapse Prevention
Epilogue
References
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Authors

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