The Human Dimension Of Depression

Author: Martin Kantor
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0275940071
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This book describes the depressive in his or her natural habitat, studies the everyday problems that cause one's depression, and develops treatment approaches directed to the depressive's real-world plight. It explores the borderland between the sacred and the profane, the academic and the popular, the scientific but impractical, and the practical but unscientific. It relies as much on common sense, anecdote, and individual insight as it does on case histories and psychological test protocol. The book is divided into four sections: description, cause, prevention, and treatment. The descriptive section presents the mental-status abnormalities in depression, includes a differential diagnosis of classic depressive symptoms, indicates when so-called classic symptoms of another disorder are in fact depressive, lists the physical complaints that are the product of depression, discusses normal depression, and touches briefly on hypomania. The section on cause recognizes that real troubles are common and chemical troubles rare. It suggests that people do not get depressed because they are under stress or they have suffered loss, but, in simple language, because their boss has threatened to fire them, their wife has threatened to leave, the cat has died, and other similar real-life difficulties. It faces the problems that therapists and patients alike find unpalatable, shameful, and threatening--the things that cause patients to close their eyes or speak in remote euphemisms. The sections on prevention and therapy are not attached to any one school of thought. They are formulated and expressed simply and humanistically, and offer common-sense solutions to the depressives's everyday problems with themselves and their world.
The Human Dimension of Depression
Language: en
Pages: 233
Authors: Martin Kantor
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

This book describes the depressive in his or her natural habitat, studies the everyday problems that cause one's depression, and develops treatment approaches directed to the depressive's real-world plight. It explores the borderland between the sacred and the profane, the academic and the popular, the scientific but impractical, and the
Breaking the Patterns of Depression
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Michael D. Yapko, PhD
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-27 - Publisher: Main Street Books

Twenty to thirty million Americans suffer from some form of diagnosable depression, and their ranks are growing. Psychologist Michael D. Yapko explains that in order to find relief, more than the current episode of depression must be examined. In Breaking the Patterns of Depression, he presents skills that enable readers
National Library of Medicine Current Catalog
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Authors: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
Categories: Medicine
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher:

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Authors: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
Categories: Medicine
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Emotions in the Field
Language: en
Pages: 276
Authors: James Davies, Dimitrina Spencer
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-03-08 - Publisher: Stanford University Press

This book investigates how anthropologists can make use of the emotions fieldwork generates within them to deepen their understanding of the communities they study.