Depression: A Primer for Practitioners / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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Every health care provider and mental health professional will encounter clients struggling with depression, yet many of these professionals don't receive a thorough grounding on theory, research, and clinical guidelines regarding depression, and those who do sometimes have trouble keeping abreast of the literature (a literature that includes over 60,000 empirical publications since 1980!). This book provides a handy reference for such practitioners. This brief, practical guide provides an introduction or refresher on depression that is research-based yet accessible, practical, and easy to read and consult.
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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 AcknowledgmentsPART I. DEPRESSION: SYMPTOMS & THEORIES ABOUT THERAPIES1. The Symptoms, Signs, & Diagnosis of Depression2. Theories about Therapies for DepressionPART II. DEPRESSION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN3. Depression in Children4. Depression in Adolescents5. Depression in Adults6. Depression in Older AdultsPART III. COMORBID CONDITIONS & OTHER SYMPTOMS, SIGNS, & PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH DEPRESSION7. Additional Psychiatric Disorders & Severely Distressed Close Relationships Associated with Depression8. Chronic Health Problems Associated with Depression9. Suicide & DepressionPART IV. TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION10. Psychotherapy11. Pharmacotherapy12. Relapse PreventionEpilogue References Author Index Subject Index About the Authors