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Depression and Its Treatment, Second Edition

John H. Greist, M.D., and James W. Jefferson, M.D.

  • 1992
  • 176 Pages
  • ISBN 978-0-88048-527-2
  • Item #8527

Description

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.

Contents

Introduction. What is depression? Questions about depression. Am I depressed? What about suicide? How is depression treated? Psychotherapy. Antidepressant medications. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). New and less frequently used treatments. Some common questions about the treatment of depression. Suggest readings. Summing up. Appendix. Index.

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