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Beating the Blues

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 208 Nombre de pages
Shows how chronic mild depression can be relieved by learning strategies that help us to recognize negative and distorted thinking... Lire la suite
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Description

Shows how chronic mild depression can be relieved by learning strategies that help us to recognize negative and distorted thinking patterns that lead to a downward spiral of pessimism. This book reveals that a combination of medication and therapy has been shown to be the most effective treatment for mild depression.

"This book is a step forward. Dr. Thase is an expert in depression, with a wealth of clinical experience, scholarly knowledge, and a scientist's incisive judgment. His research encompasses both biological and psychotherapeutic treatments. The reader of Beating the Blues can trust what he or she learns. This book helps bridge the gap between knowledge and its practical application to heal." Alan J. Gelenberg, M.D., Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, University of Arizona College of Medicine, and Founding Editor of Biological Therapies in Psychiatry Newsletter and Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

Auteur
Michael E. Thase M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Director of the Mood Disorders Module at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is also Chief of the Division of Adult Academic Psychiatry and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, in Pittsburgh. Susan S. Lang is an award-winning Senior Science Writer at Cornell University and author of 11 other books and hundreds of magazine articles on health and psychology.

Texte du rabat

Persistent mild depression, which afflicts up to 35 million Americans, can be readily and permanently cured. Thase and Lang show how chronic mild depression can be relieved by learning strategies that help readers to recognize negative and distorted thinking patterns that lead to a downward spiral of pessimism.



Résumé
Mild depressions are so insidious that sufferers often don't seek help. However persistent mild depression, which afflicts up to 35 million Americans, can be readily and permanently cured. This book shows how chronic mild depression can be relieved by learning strategies that help us to recognise negative and distorted thinking patterns that lead to a downward spiral of pessimism. It reveals that a combination of medication and therapy has been shown to be the most effective treatment for mild depression, with an impressive 85% of patients experiencing full relief. It discusses when you should seek help from a therapist and what kinds of therapy work best. It outlines the antidepressants that are helpful for both mild and severe depressions, detailing each drug's strength and weakness, and examine alternative therapies, including stress management (meditation, relaxation, massage, biofeedback), physical exercise, acupuncture, supplements, and other mind/body therapies. Finally, the book provides in-depth discussions of mild depression in children, adolescents, college students, and elderly parents, as well as those with chronic stress. Throughout, the authors use boxed text and charts to make the key ideas immediately accessible and easy to use. Beating the Blues is an inspiring and empowering book, filled with the information and encouragement you need to turn your life around and begin to feel renewed pleasure and joy.

Contenu

PART ONE: UNDERSTANDING DYSTHYMIA AND ITS MILDER FORMS; 1. What Is Dysthymia?; 2. The Spectrum of Dysthymia and Depression; 3. How Dysthymia Is Diagnosed; 4. Who Gets Dysthymia and Why: Causes and Risk Factors; PART TWO: HOW TO FEEL BETTER; 5. The Psychology of Feeling Good; 6. Psychotherapy; 7. Medications; 8. Exercise and Nutrition; 9. Herbal and Other Types of Supplement; 10. Supplemental Strategies; PART THREE: SPECIAL CONCERNS OF VARIOUS POPULATIONS; 11. Dysthymia in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults; 12. Gender and Dysthymia; 13. Dysthymia and Aging; CONCLUSION: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER; Appendix 1. Daiy Symptom Log; Most Commonly Used Antidepressants for Dysthymia; Resources (Organizations, Web Sites, Discussion Groups, etc.)

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Beating the Blues
Sous-titre: New Approaches to Overcoming Dysthymia and Chronic Mild Depression
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Code EAN: 9780195304534
ISBN: 978-0-19-530453-4
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Oxford University Press
Genre: Médecine
nombre de pages: 208
Poids: 158g
Taille: H205mm x B135mm x T10mm
Année: 2006