The Depression Sourcebook

The Depression Sourcebook

Language: English

Pages: 288

ISBN: 0737303794

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The Depression Sourcebook

Language: English

Pages: 288

ISBN: 0737303794

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


The Depression Sourcebook is a complete guide to understanding mood disorders, including what can be done to lessen symptoms and alleviate suspected causes. This revised second edition provides new information on psychotherapy, bipolar disorders, depression in children and elderly people, medications, and treatment options such as exercise and nutrition.

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out which specific treatments work in cases with particular abnormalities. To arrive at a proper diagnosis and treatment plan for a patient suffering from depression, Dr. Gold insists that doctors should conduct an exhaustive search for medical illnesses that can mimic depression. If none are found, he advocates the use of laboratory tests to identify a subtype of depression and guide treatment. The need for and the clinical usefulness of this approach for the first-time patient are a matter of

risk of suicide in untreated bipolar disorder is high. What can I do to help myself? You have already started. Learning that many of your problems are symptoms of an illness and not signs of weakness or a rotten personality can be a relief. Learning that depression is an illness, however, is also a bit unsettling. It means that you are not in full control of your symptoms and problems. But just because depression is an illness not under your full control does not mean there is nothing you can do

are having trouble working, parenting, or doing schoolwork, you may well have a severe depression. Do you have the first or second symptom and between one and four of the rest? If so, you may have a mild to moderate major depression. Be careful about letting your mind dismiss the symptoms as a normal response to current problems in your life. It is certainly normal to feel depressed when things are not going well, but it is not normal or necessary to suffer from these symptoms, even if things are

have understandable but exaggerated concerns about side effects. If you have been told that your child is clinically depressed, you may be tempted to ignore or dismiss the idea. If so, at least seek a second opinion. You must carefully consider the risks of not having your child further evaluated or treated. First and most obvious is the chance that your child will suffer needlessly. You will, too, as you McGraw-Hill's Terms of Use 74 • THE DEPRESSION SOURCEBOOK are forced to manage difficult

some of the side effects of the SSRIs and appears to be especially useful for anxiety and insomnia. It may be 164 • THE DEPRESSION SOURCEBOOK useful if a patient does not respond to an SSRI, has severe depression, or cannot tolerate SSRI side effects. Studies have indicated that the most common side effects are dry mouth, daytime sleepiness (for a week or two), possibly increased appetite, and weight gain. In rare cases, it may cause a decrease in a certain kind of white blood cell, which

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