Depression is one of America's most common and least understood disorders. Its effects can be devastating for patients and their families. But depression can be treated with remarkable results. Based on the ground-breaking research and clinical advances at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Center for Affective Disorders, How to Cope with Depression provides a complete and authoritative guide to the most up-to-date and effective treatments available today.
From diagnosis to recovery, Doctors DePaulo and Ablow cut through the jargon and misconceptions to offer clear, concise guidelines to all phases of the therapy process. Inside, you'll find: -- Compelling case histories and concrete examples of depression and its many forms -- Practical everyday prescriptions for patients, their families, and health-care professionals -- A look at the wide range of treatment options -- A special advice for parents of troubled teens and for adult children of the elderly -- A comprehensive list of organizations that provide help and support
"Lucid, well balance...Provides a wealth of information and offers hope to those affected, their families and friends."
-- Carol Nadelson, M.D.
Past President, American Psychiatric Association
"This is a highly readable and useful book about depression that should also be reassuring to those who suffer from this illness."
-- Marcia Angell, M.D.
Executive Editor, The New England Journal of Medicine
How to Cope with Depression by Raymond de Paulo, Jr., M.D.