Depression and Its Treatment

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American Psychiatric Pub, 1992 - 157 pages

This concise, well-organized volume answers common questions about depression and available treatment techniques for people being treated for depression, those considering treatment, their families and friends, and practitioners.

Written in an easy-to-follow question-and-answer format, this book walks the reader through the maze of the latest information available on this far-reaching medical problem. The authors present detailed analyses of the effectiveness of all available treatments -- from psychotherapy to medicine to exercise.

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Contents

What Is Depression?
1
Questions About Depression
15
Am I Depressed?
25
What About Suicide?
37
How Is Depression Treated?
41
Psychotherapy
43
Antidepressant Medications
51
Electroconvulsive Therapy ECT
73
New and Less Frequently Used Treatments
77
Some Common Questions About the Treatment of Depression
81
Suggested Readings
97
Summing Up
101
Appendix
105
Index
145
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