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Handbook of Depression


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Gotlib, Hammen, Introduction. Part I: Descriptive Aspects of Depression. Kessler, Wang, Epidemiology of Depression. Boland, Keller, Course and Outcome of Depression. A. M. Nezu, C. M. Nezu, Friedman, Lee, Assessment of Depression. Ingram, Siegle, Methodological Issues in the Study of Depression. Klein, Durbin, Shankman, Personality and Mood Disorders. Freedland, Carney, Depression and Medical Illness. Johnson, Cuellar, Miller, Bipolar and Unipolar Depression: A Comparison of Clinical Phenomenology, Biological Vulnerability, and Psychosocial Predictors. Part II: Vulnerability, Risk, and Models of Depression. Levinson, Genetics of Major Depression. Thase, Neurobiological Aspects of Depression. Davidson, Pizzagalli, Nitschke, Representation and Regulation of Emotion in Depression: Perspectives from Affective Neuroscience. Goodman, Brand, Depression and Early Adverse Experiences. Hammen, Children of Depressed Parents. Joormann, Cognitive Aspects of Depression. Joiner, Jr., Timmons, Depression in its Interpersonal Context. Monroe, Slavich, Georgiades, The Social Environment and Life Stress in Depression. Part III: Depression in Specific Populations. Chentsova-Dutton, Tsai, Understanding Depression across Cultures. Nolen-Hoeksema, Hilt, Gender Differences in Depression. Garber, Gallerani, Frankel, Depression in Children. Rudolph, Adolescent Depression. Davila, Stroud, Starr, Depression in Couples and Families. Blazer, Hybels, Depression in Later Life: Epidemiology, Assessment, Impact, and Treatment. Berman, Depression and Suicide. Part IV: Prevention and Treatment of Depression. Munoz, Le, Clarke, Barrera, Torres, Preventing First Onset and Recurrence of Major Depressive Episodes. Gitlin, Pharmacotherapy and Other Somatic Treatments for Depression. Hollon, Dimidjian, Cognitive and Behavioral Treatment of Depression. Miklowitz, Pharmacotherapy and Psychosocial Treatments for Bipolar Disorder. Beach, Jones, Franklin, Marital, Family, and Interpersonal Therapies for Depression in Adults. Kaslow, Davis, Oyeshiku Smith, Biological and Psychosocial Interventions for Depression in Children and Adolescents. Hammen, Gotlib, Closing Comments and Future Directions.

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Edited by Ian H. Gotlib, PhD, Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA, and Constance L. Hammen, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA


"Gotlib and Hammen have assembled an outstanding group of experts on depressive disorders. This fully updated second edition offers comprehensive, authoritative coverage of diagnosis, epidemiology, genetics, neurobiology, affective neuroscience, treatment, and illness across the lifespan, among other topics. This volume will appeal to practicing psychologists and psychiatrists, depression researchers, graduate students, and residents. It is the reference for scientific and practical knowledge on depression." - Richard C. Shelton, James G. Blakemore Research Professor of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Tennessee, USA

"An impressive array of distinguished researchers has come together once more to update this comprehensive book on the perplexing human problem of depression. The volume presents detailed information on the human costs of depression as well as its multiple etiologies, recalcitrant nature, differing presentation across ages and cultures, and, of course, the psychosocial and pharmacological avenues for treating it. The second edition provides good depth of content on current neuroscience and genetics, without neglecting the importance of stress and the interpersonal and social context. Not only does this handbook capture the explosion of knowledge and increasing sophistication of research in the field, but it also focuses attention on what still needs to be done to understand and serve the unmet needs of people with depression in our communities." - Kia J. Bentley, Director, PhD Program in Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

"Identifying, organizing, and expanding on the cutting-edge studies that define the field, Gotlib and Hammen once again demonstrate the breadth and depth of their knowledge of depression. This thorough and readable handbook allows both beginning and advanced practitioners and researchers to understand what is known about depression and see what is yet to be discovered." - Robin B. Jarrett, Elizabeth H. Penn Professorship in Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, USA

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