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Handbook of Depression, Third Edition
Edited by Ian H. Gotlib and Constance L. Hammen
Guilford Press / Softcover / Oct 2015
9781462524167 (ISBN-10: 1462524168)
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An 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.


"Leading authorities in the field cover the entire body of depression research, including diagnosis, assessment, treatment, and the biological and psychological components. The well-written chapters address the latest advances, including multilevel systems. I highly recommend this volume to clinicians and researchers who want to keep up with exciting developments in the field."--Aaron T. Beck, MD, University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Medical School

"In this updated edition of their classic handbook, Gotlib and Hammen, both widely regarded authorities on depression, have brought together a set of experts who provide current research and theory about this rapidly changing area. The result is a single volume that is essential reading for clinicians, researchers, students, and anyone interested in gaining the most comprehensive and thoughtful perspective on one of the most prevalent and disabling psychiatric disorders."--Jill M. Hooley, DPhil, Department of Psychology, Harvard University

"Gotlib and Hammen have assembled a stellar group of authors to produce a masterwork on depression. This volume comprehensively, yet accessibly, covers the scientific bases of mood disorders, making it appropriate for practitioners, researchers, and students. The third edition has expanded the scope of the prior edition to include new chapters on bipolar disorder, as well as fully updating it to be compatible with DSM-5 and the NIMH RDoC initiative. The editors close with an extensive section on both the prevention and treatment of depression and bipolar disorder. If someone could only read one book on mood disorders, this would be it."--Richard C. Shelton, MD, Charles Byron Ireland Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

"Gotlib and Hammen's third edition of their seminal handbook builds on earlier editions with new emphasis on bipolar disorder and a stronger focus on important methodological issues, longitudinal research, and large-scale multisite studies of depression. Timely chapters by eminent scientists add luster to this fine volume. I recommend it to anyone with a serious interest in depression and bipolar disorder. Certainly, it will serve as an outstanding text for a graduate-level course on depression."--Michael W. O'Hara, PhD, Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, University of Iowa

"This well-organized, thoughtful volume brings together both theory and empirical findings pertinent to depressive and bipolar conditions. The third edition contains new material, particularly covering advances in biology, neuroimaging, genetics, and treatment. It is an ideal text for psychology students and psychiatry residents, as well as mental health practitioners wanting up-to-date information on the presentation, course, and biological and psychological basis for mood disorders, as well as their prevention and treatment."--A. John Rush, MD, Department of Psychiatry (Emeritus), Duke-National University of Singapore

"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." (on the second edition)

— Psychological Medicine, June 2010

"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." (on the first edition)

— Social Work in Mental Health, January 2014

"A valuable sourcebook not only for practitioners and researchers but also for graduate students, interns, and residents." (on the first edition)

— Psychiatric Services, September 2004

"The editors have done an excellent job of gathering together experts for each topic…Highly recommended." (on the first edition)

— Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, January 2014

“The editors, recognized leaders in the field, have assembled a variety of experts to present a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of what is known about depression….Each chapter is free-standing and can be read independently and profitably on its own….Anyone spending time with the volume, part or all of its 642 pages of text, will come away enriched by a deeper appreciation of what is known scientifically about depression, and equally what is unknown, uncertain, and unsettled.”

— Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, June 2015

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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