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100 questions & answers about depression

Author: Ava T Albrecht; Charles Herrick
Publisher: Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, ©2011.
Series: 100 questions & answers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Empower Yourself! Approximately 35 to 40 million Americans will deal with depression at some point in their lives. 100 questions & answers about depression, second edition, provides practical, authoritative answers to key questions about depression. Written in an easy-to-understand style by two prominent psychiatrists, Drs. Ava T. Albrecht and Charles Herrick, this unique guide presents comprehensive information on  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ava T Albrecht; Charles Herrick
ISBN: 9780763777593 0763777595
OCLC Number: 473124554
Description: xii, 206 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Patient biographies --
pt. 1: The basics : Questions 1-10 introduce basic information and the brain chemistry associated with depression: What is mental illness? What is a major mental illness? ; How do chemicals work in the brain? ; What is depression? --
pt. 2: Diagnosis : Questions 11-24 discuss common symptoms of depression as well as the diagnosis process: How is depression diagnosed? ; I have a good job and a loving family-how can I feel depressed? ; I have been diagnosed with depression-what do I tell my family and friends? --
pt. 3: Risk, prevention, and epidemiology : Questions 25-34 review risk factors for depression, such as: Why are certain people more susceptible to depression? ; A family member has depression. Is there anything I can do to help? ; I have been treated for depression in the past. Can I prevent an episode in the future? --
pt. 4: Treatment : Questions 35-66 explain treatment and management options available to those suffering from depression, including: What is cognitive-behavioral therapy? ; What are the different types of medication used to treat depression? How does my doctor choose a medicine? ; Is medication or therapy more effective for depression? --
pt. 5: Associated conditions : Questions 67-73 explain some of the conditions commonly associated with depression: How are alcoholism and depression connected? ; I have not been able to sleep well or concentrate at work since being mugged 3 months age-could I be depressed? ; Since returning from active duty overseas, my husband is having nightmares, is afraid to go out, and is quieter than his usual self-is this posttraumatic stress? Will it go away? --
pt. 6: Special populations : Questions 74-88 discuss depression in older in older people, children, the medically ill, and women: What is the treatment approach for children and adolescents? ; Our child has been medically ill-she is having behavioral problems at school and home and is angry all the time. What can we do? ; I have been diagnosed with postpartum depression. Is my baby at risk? --
pt. 7: Surviving : Questions 89-100 review important patient rights and general prognosis for those with depression: What are my rights to refuse medication and other treatments? ; Should I worry about my employer finding out about my treatment? ; What is NAMI? How can they help?
Series Title: 100 questions & answers.
Other Titles: One hundred questions and answers about depression
Responsibility: Ava T. Albrecht, Charles Herrick.

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"Empower Yourself! Approximately 35 to 40 million Americans will deal with depression at some point in their lives. 100 questions & answers about depression, second edition, provides practical, authoritative answers to key questions about depression. Written in an easy-to-understand style by two prominent psychiatrists, Drs. Ava T. Albrecht and Charles Herrick, this unique guide presents comprehensive information on causes of depression, treatment options, and coping techniques. This completely revised book includes essential new topics on risk factors associated with depression, brain therapies, physiological drug dependence, and more! The only book to feature both patient and doctor views, this invaluable resource has the tools you need to understand and deal with this debilitating condition."--Publisher information.

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