Challenging Depression

The Go-To Guide for Clinicians and Patients

Go-To Guides for Mental Health

Paperback

Mark Zetin (Author), Cara T. Hoepner (Author), Jennifer Kurth (Author)

 

Here, both therapist and client will learn the causes of depression, how to recognize and diagnose the different iterations of depression, the wide variety of psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological treatment options available, and how to get the most out of those treatments.

Zetin, Hoepner, and Kurth explain the causes of depression, how to recognize and diagnose the different iterations of depression, and the wide variety of psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological treatment options available. Even more important, they show patients how to best work with their clinicians and clinicians how to best help their patients. The book is liberally sprinkled with case discussions, which demystify the treatment protocols and show the various ways that clients respond to treatment. In this book, medical professionals have a go-to desk reference for their questions about depression, and consumers have a friendly, accessible introduction to an otherwise intimidating disorder.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • October 2010
  • ISBN 978-0-393-70610-9
  • 6.1 × 9.2 in / 672 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“The work is comprehensive, easily accessible and a testimony to the rich clinical experience of the authors . . . The patient is helped to understand depression and be empowered in the treatment process.” — Journal of Analytical Psychology

“This book by Zetin and colleagues is terrific: a great combination of comprehensive information yet utterly accessible in a way that educates readers, whether they are mental health professionals or laypersons interested in learning more about depression. A fine addition to the literature about a common and destructive psychiatric disorder” — Michael Gitlin, MD, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, and Medical Director, Neuropsychiatric and Behavioral Health Services, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

“If you’re concerned about depression in yourself, your family, or among your students or clients, you will indeed find this book a go-to guide. It’s not dumbed-down, but it uses straightforward language and recognizes that many of us are unfamiliar with medical and psychiatric terminology.” — Linda Carlson, Peptalk (Parenting Education Practitioners)

Challenging Depression is a marvelous book, written by three clinicians who clearly understand depression. They begin, continue and end with the patient, the subject expert on this vitiating illness. The authors know and show that we are all fellow students in mastering depression.” — John Greist, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

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