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Title Essential guide to depression / American Medical Association
Published New York : Pocket Books, [1998]
©1998

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Description xi, 238 pages ; 21 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Foreword Introduction -- 1 Depression Defined -- What Is Depression? -- Facts and Figures About Depression -- Who Is At Risk for Depression? -- 2 Types Of Depressive Illness -- Major Depression -- Variations of Major Depression -- Dysthymia -- Seasonal Affective Disorder -- Bipolar Depression -- Variations of Bipolar Depression -- Is My Depression Like Your Depression? -- 3 Major Causes Of Depressive Illness -- Biological Causes of Depression -- Genetic Causes of Depression -- Emotional and Environmental Causes of Depression -- 4 Other Causes Of Depressive Illness -- Physical Causes of Depression -- When Substance Abuse Causes Depression -- Prescription Medication and Depression -- Interrelated Causes -- 5 Getting Help For Depression -- Do I Need Help? -- Does Someone You Love Need Help? -- Where to Find Help -- Getting a Diagnosis -- Questioning Your Diagnosis -- Selecting Treatment -- Who Treats Depressive Illness? -- Choosing Your Professional Care -- Where Will I Be Treated? -- Helping Yourself -- 6 Treatments For Depressive Illness -- Medication -- Light Therapy -- Electroconvulsive Therapy -- Psychotherapy -- Charting Your Illness -- Complementary Therapies -- 7 Helping A Loved One With Depression -- What Can I Do? -- When a Loved One Is Hospitalized -- When a Loved One Is Suicidal -- Approaching Your Loved One -- When a Child Is Depressed -- When an Older Person Is Depressed -- Recovery -- Resources -- Glossary -- Index
Notes Includes index
Subject Consumer education.
Depression, Mental -- Popular works.
Manic-depressive illness -- Popular works.
Author American Medical Association.
LC no. 98019507
ISBN 0671010166