The new edition of Depression builds on the original research and approach of the seminal first edition, including the tests of Freud's theory that led to a new system of psychological theory and therapy, one that addresses the negative schema and automatic thoughts that can trap people in painful emotional states. Beck and Alford examine selected scientific tests and randomized controlled trials that have enhanced the cognitive approach since the time it was first introduced.
Incorporating accepted changes in the definitions and categories of the various mood disorders into its discussion, Depression addresses the treatment role of revolutionary drugs, such as the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in relation to cognitive approaches. Beck and Alford explore research on neurotrophic and neurogenesis theories of depression. They also report on advances in psychosocial treatment of depression, including the value of cognitive therapy in the prevention of relapse.
This theory builds on the heritage of Harry Stack Sullivan and John Bowlby and their focus on interpersonal issues and attachment on depression. Research shows that four categories of interpersonal difficulties predominate: grief, interpersonal disputes, role transitions. and interpersonal deficits. In this approach, the therapist focuses on the patient's primary problems and evaluates the need for medication in addition to interpersonal therapy. Acknowledging that these four areas are never mutually exclusive, the authors present a clear treatment strategy for each, augmenting their presentation with a discussion of common obstacles that arise during treatment.
As an overview, the book compares interpersonal psychotherapy with other psychotherapies for depression. Summaries of research documenting the efficacy of interpersonal psychotherapy are given.The authors outline the theoretical basis for an interpersonal approach, and apply it to depression. The following sections detail how to conduct interpersonal psychotherapy, supplying case vignettes to illustrate particular problems. Finally, the authors explore combining interpersonal psychotherapy with pharmacotherapy.
Some of the topics covered in the book are the chemotherapy of anxiety; treatment of alcohol withdrawal; use of anxiolytics in patients with medical illness; chemotherapy of affective disorders; monoamine oxidase inhibitors; atypical antidepressants; indications for lithium therapy; and treatments for manic-depressive disease. The chemotherapy of schizophrenia is fully covered. The electroconvulsive therapy is discussed in detail. The text describes in depth the systemic morbidity and mortality. The effect of electroconvulsive therapy in the central nervous system is presented completely. A chapter is devoted to the use of the clinical laboratory. Another section focuses on the chromosomal abnormalities.
The book can provide useful information to psychologists, doctors, students, and researchers.
Praised by practitioners, the Concise Guides Series from American Psychiatric Publishing Inc. was developed to disburse a great deal of practical information in a convenient format. Features of the Concise Guide to Mood Disorders include: One-stop, comprehensive guidance. Never again will you have to search several resources to find answers to your questions about mood disorders. The Concise Guide to Mood Disorders presents all the essential information you need on epidemiology, etiology, physical treatments, psychosocial treatments, outcomes, and comorbidity in a single source. Easy and quick reference. This handy resource is organized to give you fast, easy access to information -- a necessity in daily practice. The detailed table of contents and key word index enable you to pinpoint the facts you need in seconds. Charts, tables, and other graphic representations help you comprehend information quickly. The latest research findings presented for practical use. Here are the most current research results, distilled and presented in easy-to-understand language for practical application with patients. Some information appears in the Concise Guide to Mood Disorders for the first time anywhere.
The Concise Guide to Mood Disorders is the best reference tool you'll find for making informed decisions that lead to better clinical outcomes. Psychiatrists, psychologists, primary care physicians, and any other clinical professionals who diagnose and treat patients with mental health disorders should have this authoritative reference on hand.
The selection first elaborates on the techniques for the assessment and interpretation of catecholamine measurements in neuropsychiatric patients and catecholaminergic response to stress and exercise. Discussions focus on noradrenergic response to isometric exercise, isotonic exercise, effect of acceleration on sympathetic activity, techniques for sympathetic nervous system evaluation, and measurements of CA and their metabolites in cerebrospinal fluid.
The text then takes a look at urinary CA in behavioral research on stress; CA in anxiety disorders and mitral valve prolapse; and interaction with neurotransmitters in normal subjects and in patients with selected neurologic diseases. The selection examines noradrenergic responses in postural hypotension, norepinephrine, alcohol, and alcoholism, and catecholamine metabolism in anorexia nervosa. Topics include cerebral catecholamine metabolism in anorexia nervosa; central nervous system norepinephrine and voluntary alcohol drinking; and overview of norepinephrine in selected pediatric disorders.
The book is a dependable reference for neuropsychiatrists and readers interested in the contributions of catecholamines on psychiatric disorders.
We all make them. Sometimes we break them. But what happens when the promise you break haunts your dreams, when that moment of betrayal echoes within every last beat of your heart?
Love is passionate, painful, and all consuming in the most brutal yet beautiful way. How many people have you said ‘I love you’ to? Five, ten, maybe no one? I’ve said that word to two men, but only one where I felt it.
This word sums up my relationship with Nicolas: devastating, painful, depressing.
A first love that should have lasted a lifetime, but I ruined with a stupid decision. Nicolas is my star crossed lover, and even though Shakespeare has taught me that stories such as ours always end in tragedy, I can’t not love him, even if I’m married to someone else.
A Love so Tragic is a stand alone forbidden romance.
A young man-in Tunisia- so wanted change that he took his own life to find it.
I am witnessing the collective few become, and overcome, the collective many, and a changing tide of humanity is sweeping across a region, that will affect, not only them, but the rest of the world. How? I have my theories, but let the future answer that, and then, let history question it.
My story is also of change; I wanted to change the person I had become; a tormented alcoholic and drug addict and a lot of what that kind of life style brings.
After a phone call to my father, my story continues on from my last book, Two Years, from the last few months in prison, to coming home, exploring, and putting into practice all of those thoughts and insights I was having about life, the universe and how to live it, and get fulfilment from it. And at the same time become a better father and partner; which in turn has lead to a more peaceful existence away from a lot of turmoil and stress, and completely rid me of the demons that had troubled me for a life time. This has lead to a platform of contentment, a budding sense of inner peace from where I can progress, even further. The story is about how I initially created this new life, through choices I had made; with the help of the unknown-to some- and unexplored forces around us.
All has gone very well to date; so what more could I possibly give to my future generations, than the key to how it all became so; the way of life, in: A Message to my Family.
Written by U.S. leaders in midwifery, Freestanding Birth Centers: Innovation, Evidence, Optimal Outcomes offers a comprehensive guide to the evolving role of birth centers, clinical and cost outcomes, regulatory and legal issues, provider and accreditation issues, and the future of the birth center model. Woven throughout the text are descriptions of "exemplar" birth centers representing diverse geographical, business, and service models. These cases illustrate the possibilities for expansion and replication of this model of care.
Key FeaturesProvides a thorough history of the birth center movement from its inception through future expansion of the modelServes as an essential resource with up-to-date evidence on clinical and cost outcomesIncludes case studies linking the unique service focus of individual birth centers to the associated sections of the bookProvides practical and comprehensive coverage of all issues involved in running a U.S. birth center