Encyclopedia of depression / Linda Wasmer Andrews.

By: Andrews, Linda WasmerContributor(s): Gale GroupMaterial type: TextTextSeries: Gale virtual reference libraryPublisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood Press, c2010Description: 1 online resource (2 v. (various pagings))ISBN: 9780313353673 (electronic book)Subject(s): Depression, Mental -- EncyclopediasAdditional physical formats: No titleDDC classification: 616.85/27003 LOC classification: RC537 | .A567 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
v. 1. A - L -- v. 2. M - Z.
Summary: Provides an introduction to depressive disorders. Coverage includes causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and prevention, and a wide range of treatment options, including psychotherapy, medication, biological treatments, alternative therapies and lifestyle approaches.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

v. 1. A - L -- v. 2. M - Z.

Provides an introduction to depressive disorders. Coverage includes causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and prevention, and a wide range of treatment options, including psychotherapy, medication, biological treatments, alternative therapies and lifestyle approaches.

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Library Journal Review

This is an excellent reference source for general readers on a pervasive mental health condition. Andrews has written extensively on psychological issues in popular health journals and coauthored 13 books, many focused on teenagers and mental health. In 300 alphabetical entries, she looks at the emotional, biological, chemical, and social manifestations of depression and covers both historical and contemporary people, events, theories, and therapies significant to major and minor depression. Although the individual entries are fairly short, varying from a couple of paragraphs to four or five pages, they are extensively linked through cross-referencing, a subject outline, and a topical guide, giving the reader solid coverage of the issues. All entries end with a short, up-to-date bibliography of related readings. BOTTOM LINE This title provides far more information on depression than The Encyclopedia of Mental Health (Facts On File, 2008), and the clinical/scientific aspects are made more accessible to lay readers than in The International Encyclopedia of Depression (Springer, 2009). This encyclopedia will be of practical value to anyone looking for basic information and guidance on mental depression. Recommended for all general collections.-Nadine Cohen, Univ. of Georgia Lib. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

Freelance journalist Andrews here tackles one of the most controversial ailments. This two-volume set offers more than 300 essays on a range of topics about depression, including famous practitioners, treatments, medications, and related medical and psychological disorders. The essays are relatively brief and followed by a selected bibliography (and, in some cases, suggested Web sites and addresses). One of the more valuable features is the use of cross-references: terms in bold font in a given essay are the topics of separate essays. Linking the essays this way makes the book more cohesive. Another positive feature is "Quick Reference," in which Andrews offers an outline on the subject of depression. This demonstrates a way of organizing the field for students. The author makes this set accessible for nonspecialists by including nontechnical references. For instance, the essay titled "Postpartum Depression" includes excerpts from books by Marie Osmond and Brooke Shields about their experiences. Overall, the encyclopedia provides a good overview of the current understanding of depression. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduates; general readers. J. A. Badics Eastern Michigan University

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Linda Wasmer Andrews , MS, is a freelance journalist who specializes in health and psychology.

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