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Handbook of Depression, Third Edition | Hardcover
Gotlib, Ian H. and Constance L. Hammen (Eds)
The Guilford Press / Hardcover / 2014-07-01 / 1462509371
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The authoritative reference on depression and mood disorders, this volume brings together the field's preeminent researchers. All aspects of unipolar and bipolar depression are addressed, from genetics, neurobiology, and social-contextual risk factors to the most effective approaches to assessment and clinical management. Contributors review what is known about depression in specific populations, exploring developmental issues across the lifespan as well as gender and cultural variables. Effective psychosocial and biological treatments are described in detail. Each chapter offers a definitive statement of current theories, methods, and findings, and identifies key questions that remain to be answered.

New to This Edition:

• Incorporates cutting-edge research (including findings from international, multisite, integrative, and longitudinal studies), treatment advances, and changes to diagnostic criteria in DSM-5.
• Chapters on comorbidity with anxiety disorders and emotional functioning in depression.
• Expanded coverage of bipolar disorder, now the focus of three chapters (clinical features, risk and etiological factors, and treatment).
• Many new authors and extensively revised chapters.

Reviews and Endorsements:

“The breadth of topics covered is impressive, their sequence is logical, and chapters within a section are well integrated. Researchers across disciplines should find it a useful introduction to our current understanding of depression.”

—Psychological Medicine (on the second edition)

“Spectacular and insightful....Well written and conscientiously organized....This text provides the practitioner, the researcher, and others who need to know about the disorder an extensive, in-depth collection depicting the condition of depression providing intervention options with the ultimate goal of prevention....Recommended reading for anyone in the mental health arena.”

—Social Work in Mental Health (on the first edition)

“A valuable sourcebook not only for practitioners and researchers but also for graduate students, interns, and residents.”

—Psychiatric Services (on the first edition)

“The editors have done an excellent job of gathering together experts for each topic…Highly recommended.”

—Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy (on the first edition)


Introduction, Ian H. Gotlib & Constance L. Hammen
I. Descriptive Aspects of Depression
1. Epidemiology of Depression, Ronald C. Kessler, Peter de Jonge, Victoria Shahly, Hanna M. van Loo, Philip S.-E. Wang, & Marsha A. Wilcox
2. Assessment of Depression, Arthur M. Nezu, Christine Maguth Nezu, Minsun Lee, & Jessica B. Stern
3. Methodological Issues in the Study of Depression, Rick G. Ingram, Greg J. Siegle, & Dana Steidtmann
4. Course of Depression: Persistence and Recurrence, Daniel N. Klein & Anna E. Small
5. Comorbidity of Unipolar Depressive and Anxiety Disorders, Susan Mineka & Suzanne Vrshek-Schallhorn
6. Emotional Functioning in Depression, Jonathan Rottenberg & Lauren M. Bylsma
7. Depression and Medical Illness, Kenneth E. Freedland & Robert M. Carney
8. Features and Course of Bipolar Disorder, Eric Youngstrom & Guillermo Perez Algorta
II. Vulnerability, Risk, and Models of Depression
9. Genetics of Mood Disorders, Jennifer Y.F. Lau, Kathryn J. Lester, Karen Hodgson, & Thalia C. Eley
10. Neurobiological Aspects of Depression, Michael E. Thase, Chang-Gyu Hahn, & Olivier Berton
11. Neuroimaging Approaches to the Study of Major Depressive Disorder: Regions to Circuits, Diego A. Pizzagalli & Michael T. Treadway
12. Early Adverse Experiences and Depression, Sherryl H. Goodman & Cara M. Lusby
13. Children of Parents with Depression, Ian H. Gotlib & Natalie L. Colich
14. Cognitive Aspects of Depression, Jutta Joormann & Kimberly A. Arditte
15. Depression and Interpersonal Processes, Constance L. Hammen & Josephine Shih
16. The Social Environment and Depression: The Roles of Life Stress, Scott M. Monroe, George M. Slavich, & Katholoki Georgiades
17. Risk Factors for Bipolar Disorder, Sheri L. Johnson, Amy K. Cuellar, & Andrew D. Peckham
III. Depression in Specific Populations
18. Understanding Depression across Cultural Contexts, Yulia E. Chentsova-Dutton, & Andrew G. Ryder, Jeanne L. Tsai
19. Gender Differences and Depression, Lori M. Hilt & Susan Nolen-Hoeksema
20. Depression in Children, Brandon E. Gibb
21. Depression in Adolescents, Karen D. Rudolph & Megan Flynn
22. Depression in Couples and Families, Joanne Davila, Catherine B. Stroud, & Lisa R. Starr
23. Depression in Later Life: Epidemiology, Assessment, Impact, and Treatment , Dan G. Blazer & Celia F. Hybels
24. Depression and Suicide, Matthew K. Nock, Alexander J. Millner, Charlene A. Deming, & Catherine R. Glenn
IV. Prevention and Treatment of Depression
25. Major Depression Can Be Prevented: Implications for Research and Practice, Ricardo F. Muñoz, Stephen M. Schueller, Alinne Z. Barrera, Huynh-Nhu Le, & Leandro D. Torres
26. Pharmacotherapy and Other Somatic Treatments for Depression, Michael J. Gitlin
27. Cognitive and Behavioral Treatment of Depression, Steven D. Hollon & Sona Dimidjian
28. Pharmacotherapy and Psychosocial Treatments for Bipolar Disorder, David J. Miklowitz
29. Couple, Parenting, and Interpersonal Therapies for Depression in Adults: Toward Common Clinical Guidelines within a Stress-Generation Framework, Steven R. H. Beach, Mark A. Whisman, & Guy Bodenmann
30. Biological and Psychosocial Interventions for Depression in Children and Adolescents, Nadine J. Kaslow, Marissa N. Petersen-Coleman, & Ashley Maehr Alexander
Closing Comments and Future Directions, Constance Hammen & Ian H. Gotlib

About the Editors:

Ian H. Gotlib, PhD, is the David Starr Jordan Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Stanford University. His research examines cognitive, social, endocrinological, and neural factors and genetics in depressed individuals; mechanisms involved in the onset of depression in children at familial risk for developing this disorder; and the impact of innovative procedures to reduce young children’s risk for depression. Dr. Gotlib has received the Distinguished Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (now the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation), the Joseph Zubin Award for outstanding lifetime contributions to the understanding of psychopathology from the Society for Research in Psychopathology (SRP), the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions from the American Psychological Association, and the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP). He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.

Constance L. Hammen, PhD, is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. She served as chair of the Clinical Psychology Program at UCLA for 13 years. Her research focuses on risk factors for depression and bipolar disorder, stress processes and stress assessment, and the intergenerational transmission of depression. Dr. Hammen is a recipient of the Joseph Zubin Award from SRP and the Distinguished Scientist Award from SSCP. She serves on the board of directors of the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System and is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

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