Depression: Second Edition

Author(s) : Constance L. Hammen, Author(s) : Edward Watkins

Depression: Second Edition

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  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Published : 2008
  • Category :
    Clinical Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 26714
  • ISBN 13 : 9780415419734
  • ISBN 10 : 0415419735

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This book is intended for students and professionals who are seeking an up-to-date summary of research-based information on depression. Chapters cover clinical and diagnostic information, as well as features of the course of depression and the demographic features of the disorder. For example, topics include the considerable impairment associated with depression (it isn't all in your mind) and discussion of why depression is particularly common in women and the young. A series of chapters discusses the presumed causes of depression, including genetic and biological factors, as well as cognitive, family, stress and interpersonal contributors to depression. Finally, two chapters discuss current developments in the treatment of depressive disorders, including pharmacological and other medical interventions, as well as effective psychotherapies. The book presents research at a level that is understandable by those who are not experts in the field. Also, an attempt is made to present balanced perspectives, acknowledging the contributions of various models of cause and treatment. Clinical examples and practical implications are highlighted to make the book readable and relevant.

About the Author(s)

Constance L. Hammen, PhD, is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. She served as chair of the Clinical Psychology Program at UCLA for 13 years. Her research focuses on risk factors for depression and bipolar disorder, stress processes and stress assessment, and the intergenerational transmission of depression. Dr. Hammen is a recipient of the Joseph Zubin Award from SRP and the Distinguished Scientist Award from SSCP. She serves on the board of directors of the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System and is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

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