shopping cart
nothing in cart
browse by subject
new releases
best sellers
sale books
browse by author
browse by publisher
about us
upcoming events
Oct 16th - Management Certificate: Leadership training specifically designed for health and human service professionals [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Oct 16th - 8 Week Mindful Self-Compassion Program [The Centre for MindBody Health]
Oct 16th - The Leadership Edge: Empower and engage employees for maximum performance [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Oct 17th - MBCT Basics in Toronto [The Centre for Mindfulness Studies]
Oct 17th - 21st annual Energy Psychology Conference - Integrating Ancient Wisdom with Modern Science [Energy Psychology Conference Canada]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Challenging Depression : A Go-to Guide for Clinicians and Patients
Zetin, Mark, Cara T. Hoepner and Jennifer Kurth
Norton Professional Books / Softcover / 2010-08-01 / 0393706109
price: $43.50 (may be subject to change)
338 pages
Not in stock - ships in one week.

Zetin, Hoepner, and Kurth explain the causes of depression, how to recognize and diagnose the different iterations of depression, and the wide variety of psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological treatment options available. Even more important, they show patients how to best work with their clinicians and clinicians how to best help their patients.

The book is liberally sprinkled with case discussions, which demystify the treatment protocols and show the various ways that clients respond to treatment. In this book, medical professionals have a go-to desk reference for their questions about depression, and consumers have a friendly, accessible introduction to an otherwise intimidating disorder.

--- from the publisher


“Challenging Depression is a marvelous book, written by three clinicians who clearly understand depression. They begin, continue and end with the patient, the subject expert on this vitiating illness. The authors know and show that we are all fellow students in mastering depression.”—John Greist, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

“This book by Zetin and colleagues is terrific: a great combination of comprehensive information yet utterly accessible in a way that educates readers, whether they are mental health professionals or laypersons interested in learning more about depression. A fine addition to the literature about a common and destructive psychiatric disorder.” —Michael Gitlin, MD, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, and Medical Director, Neuropsychiatric and Behavioral Health Services, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


1. Knowing the Enemy: The Faces of Depression • 2. Diagnosing the Enemy: Why Careful Differential Diagnosis is Important • 3. Understanding the Enemy: Theories of What Causes Depression • 4. What is “Me” and What is “Illness?” Personality Versus Mood Disorder • 5. Staying Alive: Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts and Impulses • 6. Finding Treatment and Paying for It: Dealing With the Healthcare System and Insurance • 7. Facilitating the Collaboration Between Patient and Clinician • 8. Psychotherapy is More than Talking to a Nice Person: Specifi c Approaches to Dealing with Depression • 9. Choosing an Antidepressant for Major Depressive Disorder: Getting to Know the Drug Families • 10. Evaluating the Success or Failure of Pharmacotherapy • 11. My Antidepressant Isn’t Working. What Now? Sophisticated Approaches to Augmenting, Combining, and Switching Medicines • 12. Bipolar Depression Requires Different Approaches • 13. Child and Adolescent Depression • 14. Extreme Measures: Brain Stimulation, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Vagus Nerve Stimulation, and Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation • 15. Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Herbs and Supplements • 16. Living a Healthy Life While Living with a Psychiatric Illness • 17. Learning More: Books and Web Sites

About the Authors:

Mark Zetin, MD, is a clinician in private practice and a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Cara Hoepner, RN, MS, CNS, NP, is a psychiatric nurse practitioner.

Jennifer Lynn Kurth, DO, is a psychiatric
consultant and private practitioner.

Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2019

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
Hours: 9-6 M-W / 9-7 Th-F / 10-6 Sat / 12-5 Sun EST

Click here to read previous issues.
other lists
Norton Professional Books