Primarily for mental health practitioners, but also for students and lay readers (including depressed persons and those involved with depressed persons), this volume provides an understandable overview of the major orientations to the currently most important theories and treatments of the depressions. Emphasis is on the practical information that is important for the treatment of depressed clients and case studies are provided as well as a unified treatment model. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Depression: Theories and Treatments presents a thorough overview of the major issues in the study and treatment of depression. In one volume it examines all the major theoretical, assessment, and treatment strategies, and based on the most recent research offers clear explanations of the psychological, biological, and cultural aspects of depression.Rather than favoring a particular treatment approach, the authors provide a balanced presentation with research-based indicators of the particular techniques or approaches to be used, including medications that have proven useful. A comprehensive, step-by-step assessment guide is included.Rich in cases and new findings, the volume concludes with a discussion of how gender, age, race, and socioeconomic status can be important factors in depression. Technical terms are explained and minitutorials are provided throughout so that the text is understandable to all readers.