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Depression

Depression
 

Examines various aspects of depression, including how depression is portrayed in the arts; the demographics of the disorder - who is most likely to have depression, and what the prognosis would be. This book provides an examination of the research, and the possible treatments. It... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780313342196
Published 1 March 2008 by ABC-CLIO
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Aguirre, Blaise
Series Biographies of Disease
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ISBN-13 9780313342196
ISBN-10 0313342199
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Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Imprint Greenwood Press
Publication Date 1 March 2008
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Aguirre, Blaise
Series Biographies of Disease
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Psychiatry
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 431g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Depression, Adolescent, Depression, Mental
NBS Text Medicine: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 616.8527
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Diseases have a history and understanding that history helps to understand how best to treat and control disease. Today's students are confronted with a multitude of often-frightening illnesses and afflictions - the Biography of Diseases series provides students with the information that they need to understand the origin of various maladies, how they impact contemporary society, and how doctors and researchers from around the world are fighting to devise treatments to alleviate or cure these diseases. This volume, Depression , addresses a disease that afflicts millions of people every year, causing significant damage to the physical and emotional health. Depression examines all aspects of the affliction, including: depression through the ages, from its earliest mention to the present, including how depression is portrayed in the arts; the demographics of the disorder - who is most likely to have depression, and what the prognosis would be; the clinical description of depression, including both physical and psychological symptoms; current techniques for testing for depression, including DNA testing and brain scans; an examination of the current research, and the possible treatments for the future; and, includes a glossary of important terms and a bibliography of accessible works that discuss the disease.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Biographies of Disease: Depression...provides biography-oriented insight into the personal lives of those who have suffered from this disease. Drawing from historical and current examples, and parelleling many major events from world history, the book seems timeless in its ability to capture the consistencies of human suffering and the distress often associate with depression. The use of case vignettes and letters serves to personalize the seemingly unrelenting inner anguish of those who have not responded to intervention or have not been fortunate enough to receive it. -PsycCritiques

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Author's Bio

Blaise A. Aguirre is a board-certified psychiatrist and clinical instructor of psychiatry at Harvard University School of Medicine. He is the director of the Adolescent Dialectic Behavior Therapy Treatment Center at McLean. He has been a staff psychiatrist at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA, since 2000, and has been recognized for his work in the treatment of mood and personality disorders in adolescents.

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