Encyclopedia of Depression

Encyclopedia of Depression

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What distinguishes normal everyday emotional swings from debilitating, clinically identified depression? What are the defining symptoms, manifestations, and treatments? What is life like for people suffering from depression and for those who care for them? The Encyclopedia of Depression is for all those needing answers to questions like thesea€”individuals, families, health professionals, or anyone fascinated by this pervasive condition. Written in clear, nontechnical language and highlighting fascinating historical and cultural perspectives on the topic, this two-volume resource presents a complete contemporary portrait of depressive disorders, summarizing the latest scientific, medical, and societal thinking on a wide variety of depression-related topics. Coverage includes causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and prevention, and a wide range of treatment options, including psychotherapy, medication, biological treatments, alternative therapies and lifestyle approaches. In addition, the encyclopedia discusses historical and cross cultural perspectives on the condition, including the dramatic shifts in public awareness and cultural attitudes toward the disease and the devastation it can cause.In a depressive reaction as defined by the DSM-I, a low mood and poor self- esteem were seen as a means of allaying the anxiety triggered by a loss. The severity of the ... along in daily life. Looking Ahead: DSM-V. Publication of the next edition ... In the DSM-IV-TR, major depression is grouped with mood disorders, but GAD is grouped with anxiety disorders. ... The DSM-IV-TR assigns ICD-9-CM codes to its disorders to simplify record keeping for mental health care providers. A tenthanbsp;...

Title:Encyclopedia of Depression
Author: Linda Wasmer Andrews
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2010-05-04

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