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Understanding and treating depression : ways to find hope and help

Author: Rudy V Nydegger
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2008.
Series: Abnormal psychology (Westport, Conn.)
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From the Publisher: In any given year, 10 percent of the population-or about 21 million people-suffers from a depressive disorder. Most do not seek professional help although the great majority could find relief with treatment. And that not only causes hundreds of thousands of dollars in economic costs annually from work slowdown and accidents to illnesses and suicides, the wider picture is that depression hurts not  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rudy V Nydegger
ISBN: 9780275998561 0275998568
OCLC Number: 226279589
Description: xxiv, 212 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Series foreword --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Abbreviations --
1. What is depression? --
Symptoms of depression --
Functional impairment associated with depression --
The costs of depression --
Missing the diagnosis of depression --
Suicide --
Summary --
2. Depression and the depressed : what does it feel like? --
The phenomenology of depression --
Case 1 : Lonnie, 61-year-old male --
Case 2 : Lotte, 39-year-old female --
Case 3 : Ralph, 66-year-old male --
Case 4 : Charles, 40-year-old male --
Summary --
3. The epidemiology and etiology of depression : who gets it, and why? --
Gender, age, and depression --
Social class and depression --
Depression around the world --
What are the implications of epidemiological findings? --
Etiological (causal) factors in depression --
Biological factors --
Genetics --
Social, family, and environmental factors --
Psychological factors --
An integrative approach --
4. The different types and manifestations of depression --
Different types of depression --
Unipolar depression --
Major depressive disorder --
Dysthymic disorder --
Atypical depression --
Adjustment disorder with depressed mood --
Depressive personality disorder --
Other forms of depressive disorders --
Seasonal affective disorder --
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder --
Postpartum depression --
Depressive disorders accompanying other conditions --
Psychological comorbid conditions --
Medical factors in depression --
Medical conditions and depression --
Medications and depression --
Bipolar disorder --
Summary. 5. Gender and depression --
Theories regarding gender differences in depression --
Artifact theory --
Hormone theory --
Rumination theory --
Societal pressure theory --
Lack of control theory --
Self-blame theory --
Quality of life and cultural theory --
Conclusions --
Sexual violence, reproductive health, and depression --
Sexual violence and depression --
Reproductive health issues and depression --
Postpartum depression --
Men and depression --
Gender and suicide --
Summary --
6. Life cycle issues and depression --
Depression in children and adolescents --
Factors related to depression in children --
Treatment issues in children and adolescents --
Depression in older adults --
Symptoms of depression in the elderly --
Incidence of depression in the elderly --
Specific problems with depression in older adults --
Impact of depression on older adults --
Gender differences in depression in the elderly --
Suicidality in the elderly --
Social factors and depression in the elderly --
Self-help activities to help with depression in the elderly --
Activities for family and friends to help with --
Preventing depression in the elderly --
Summary --
Conclusions --
7. Special groups and depression : race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation --
Cultural differences in depression and related problems --
Depression and social class in minorities --
African Americans and depression --
Hispanics and depression --
Asians and Pacific Islanders and depression --
Depression in the lesbian, gay, and bisexual community --
Summary and conclusions. 8. Treatment of depression : psychological therapies --
Early history of psychotherapy --
Psychological treatments for depression --
Psychodynamic --
Humanistic/existential therapies --
Cognitive and cognitive-behavioral approaches --
Neobehavioral approaches to treating depression --
Other psychological approaches to treatment --
Interpersonal psychotherapy --
Couple's therapy --
Attachment-based family therapy --
Group therapy --
Summary and conclusions --
9. Treatment for depression : medical treatments and others --
Psychopharmacology for depression --
The early antidepressants --
Second-generation antidepressants --
Drug treatment for bipolar disorder --
Antidepressant medications and suicidality --
Summary of findings on medications --
Other medical treatments --
Electroconvulsive therapy --
Deep brain stimulation --
Rapid transcranial magnetic stimulation --
Magnetic seizure therapy --
Vagus nerve stimulation --
Light therapy --
Exercise --
Alternative treatments --
St. John's wort --
Omega-3 fish oil --
Circadian rhythm treatments --
Additional alternative substances --
Summary --
10. Pulling it all together : what do we know? --
Effective treatments for depression --
Making treatments more effective --
Some other ways to improve the treatments for depression and other mood disorders --
Treating postpartum depression --
What patients can do to deal with depression --
Problems in receiving adequate treatment for depression --
Summary --
Notes --
Resources --
Organizations --
Web sites --
Books and articles --
Index.
Series Title: Abnormal psychology (Westport, Conn.)
Responsibility: Rudy Nydegger.
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WHY DO I SEE LIFE AS NOT WORTH LIVING????????

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IF I EVER CAME ACROSS THIS FUCKING PARTICULAR BOOK I'D PROBABLY SCRIBBLE ALL OVER IT IN ANGER AND FRUSTRATION - JUST AS I ALREADY SCRIBBLED ALL OVER THOSE OTHER FUCKING BOOKS AND FUCKING NOVELS!!!!!!!!

I CAN'T HELP GETTING DEPRESSED WHEN LOOKING BACK ON MY TWENTIES AND EARLY ADULTHOOD,...
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