Social Origins of Depression

Social Origins of Depression

Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1978 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.

Author: George W. Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135645038

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

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Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1978 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.
Categories: Psychology

Understanding Depression in Women

Understanding Depression in Women

In this book, the editors survey the findings of experts in depression and explore the latest findings on treatment, prevention, and service delivery.

Author: Carolyn M. Mazure

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: UOM:39015064096707

Category: Psychology

Page: 163

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Women are more likely to suffer from depression than men, and depression is the leading cause of disability for women throughout the world. In this book, the editors survey the findings of experts in depression and explore the latest findings on treatment, prevention, and service delivery.
Categories: Psychology

Women and Depression

Women and Depression

Depression is a common but serious illness, and most who have it need treatment to get better. Depression affects both men and women, but more women than men are likely to be diagnosed with depression in any given year.

Author: U. S. Department Human Services

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1492913839

Category: Medical

Page: 32

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Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad, but these feelings are usually fleeting and pass within a couple of days. When a woman has a depressive disorder, it interferes with daily life and normal functioning, and causes pain for both the woman with the disorder and those who care about her. Depression is a common but serious illness, and most who have it need treatment to get better. Depression affects both men and women, but more women than men are likely to be diagnosed with depression in any given year. Efforts to explain this difference are ongoing, as researchers explore certain factors (biological, social, etc.) that are unique to women. Many women with a depressive illness never seek treatment. But the vast majority, even those with the most severe depression, can get better with treatment. There are several forms of depressive disorders that occur in both women and men. The most common are major depressive disorder and dysthymic disorder. Minor depression is also common. Major depressive disorder, also called major depression, is characterized by a combination of symptoms that interfere with a person's ability to work, sleep, study, eat, and enjoy once-pleasurable activities. Major depression is disabling and prevents a person from functioning normally. An episode of major depression may occur only once in a person's lifetime, but more often, it recurs throughout a person's life. Dysthymic disorder, also called dysthymia, is characterized by depressive symptoms that are long-term (e.g., 2 years or longer) but less severe than those of major depression. Dysthymia may not disable a person, but it prevents one from functioning normally or feeling well. People with dysthymia may also experience one or more episodes of major depression during their lifetimes. Minor depression may also occur. Symptoms of minor depression are similar to major depression and dysthymia, but they are less severe and/or are usually shorter term. Some forms of depressive disorder have slightly different characteristics than those described above, or they may develop under unique circumstances. However, not all scientists agree on how to characterize and define these forms of depression. They include the following: Psychotic depression occurs when a severe depressive illness is accompanied by some form of psychosis, such as a break with reality; seeing, hearing, smelling or feeling things that others can't detect (hallucinations); and having strong beliefs that are false, such as believing you are the president (delusions). Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is characterized by a depressive illness during the winter months, when there is less natural sunlight. The depression generally lifts during spring and summer. SAD may be effectively treated with light therapy, but nearly half of those with SAD do not respond to light therapy alone. Antidepressant medication and psychotherapy also can reduce SAD symptoms, either alone or in combination with light therapy.
Categories: Medical

Depression In Women Learn the Facts and Effects of Depression In Women So You Can Break Free from Depression for the Rest of Your Life

Depression In Women   Learn the Facts and Effects of Depression In Women So You Can Break Free from Depression for the Rest of Your Life

Learn the secrets to mastering depression and overcome its drag on your happiness. Download this book and begin the process of healing now!

Author: Kristy Clark

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329184206

Category: Health & Fitness

Page:

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One might believe depression affects the sexes equally, or in the same way. Based on a number of scientific studies, such an assumption would be totally unfounded. Women actually exhibit depression and cope with it in much different ways than men. This guide is specific to and recommended for women suffering the adverse effects of clinical depression. If you've battled the illness for some time, you know the overwhelming feeling of loss and despair that can accompany such a diagnosis. It can be crippling and alter your life and your ability to interactive effectively in your home or at work. However, it doesn't need to be that way, and you don't have to rely on a medicine cabinet, full of drugs, to get you through the day. There are natural solutions, which can make a tremendous difference when confronted with chronic, mood-altering depression. Learn the secrets to mastering depression and overcome its drag on your happiness. Download this book and begin the process of healing now!
Categories: Health & Fitness

The Cost of Competence

The Cost of Competence

In The Cost of Competence, authors Brett Silverstein and Deborah Perlick argue that rather than simply labeling individual women as, say, anorexic or depressed, it is time to look harder at the widespread prejudices within our society and ...

Author: Brett Silverstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198023448

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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Since the advent of the women's movement, women have made unprecedented gains in almost every field, from politics to the professions. Paradoxically, doctors and mental health professionals have also seen a staggering increase in the numbers of young women suffering from an epidemic of depression, eating disorders, and other physical and psychological problems. In The Cost of Competence, authors Brett Silverstein and Deborah Perlick argue that rather than simply labeling individual women as, say, anorexic or depressed, it is time to look harder at the widespread prejudices within our society and child-rearing practices that lead thousands of young women to equate thinness with competence and success, and femininity with failure. They argue that continuing to treat depression, anxiety, anorexia and bulimia as separate disorders in young women can, in many cases, be a misguided approach since they are really part of a single syndrome. Furthermore, their fascinating research into the lives of forty prominent women from Elizabeth I to Eleanor Roosevelt show that these symptoms have been disrupting the lives of bright, ambitious women not for decades, but for centuries. Drawing on all the latest findings, rare historical research, cross-cultural comparisons, and their own study of over 2,000 contemporary women attending high schools and colleges, the authors present powerful new evidence to support the existence of a syndrome they call anxious somatic depression. Their investigation shows that the first symptoms usually surface in adolescence, most often in young women who aspire to excel academically and professionally. Many of the affected women grew up feeling that their parents valued sons over daughters. They identified intellectually with their successful fathers, not with their traditional homemaker mothers. Disordered eating is one way of rejecting the feminine bodies they perceive as barriers to achievement and recognition. Silverstein and Perlick uncover medical descriptions matching their diagnosis in Hippocratic texts from the fourth century B.C., in anthropological studies of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and in case studies of many noted psychologists and psychiatrists, including the "hysteric" patients Freud used to develop his theories on psychoanalysis. They have also discovered that statistics on disordered eating, depression, and a host of other symptoms soared in eras in which women's opportunities grew--particularly the 1920s, when record numbers of women entered college and the workforce, the boyish silhouette of the flapper became the feminine ideal, and anorexia became epidemic, and again from the 1970s to the present day. The authors show that identifying this devastating syndrome is a first step toward its prevention and cure. The Cost of Competence presents an urgent message to parents, educators, policymakers, and the medical community on the crucial importance of providing young women with equal opportunity, and equal respect.
Categories: Psychology

Major Depressive Disorder

Major Depressive Disorder

Through engaging text and enlightening sidebars, this volume discusses some of the scientific causes of depression and the ways it can be treated. Information is also provided to help those who are struggling with major depressive disorder.

Author: Simon Pierce

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781534561236

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 719

Often known simply as depression, major depressive disorder can affect anyone. This extremely common disorder causes intense feelings of sadness, guilt, and worthlessness, often without any identifiable cause; it is much more than merely feeling sad. Through engaging text and enlightening sidebars, this volume discusses some of the scientific causes of depression and the ways it can be treated. Information is also provided to help those who are struggling with major depressive disorder.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Women and Depression

Women and Depression

Women and Depression is a handbook that serves to move toward a more integrative approach to women's depression in particular and mental health for all more generally.

Author: Corey L. M. Keyes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521831571

Category: Medical

Page: 582

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Throughout the world, rates of depression are greater among females than males, and this gender gap emerges during adolescence and persists throughout adulthood. Until recently, women's health has centered on the topic of reproductive health, because research focused almost exclusively on biological and anatomical differences distinguishing men and women. Social and behavioral research on gender differences in health now employs multiple disciplinary frameworks and methodologies, and researchers seek to understand the higher rates of specific diseases and disorders in women and men. Symptoms of depression and the diagnosis of depression are more prevalent in women, and research that focuses on biological, psychological, and sociopolitical explanations for this gender gap should now be brought together to better inform efforts at treatment and prevention. Women and Depression is a handbook that serves to move toward a more integrative approach to women's depression in particular and mental health for all more generally.
Categories: Medical

Major Depression in Women

Major Depression in Women

Without treatment, the frequency of depressive illness as well as the severity of symptoms tends to increase over time. Left untreated, depression can lead to suicide. This book presents the latest research in the field.

Author: Pauline R. Bancroft

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1604562129

Category: Medical

Page: 191

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Major depression is a serious medical illness affecting 5 to 8 percent of the adult population in a given year. Unlike normal emotional experiences of sadness, loss, or passing mood states, major depression is persistent and can significantly interfere with an individual's thoughts, behaviour, mood, activity, and physical health. Among all medical illnesses, major depression is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and many other developed countries. Depression occurs twice as frequently in women as in men, for reasons that are not fully understood. More than half of those who experience a single episode of depression will continue to have episodes that occur as frequently as once or even twice a year. Without treatment, the frequency of depressive illness as well as the severity of symptoms tends to increase over time. Left untreated, depression can lead to suicide. This book presents the latest research in the field.
Categories: Medical

Perinatal Depression among Spanish Speaking and Latin American Women

Perinatal Depression among Spanish Speaking and Latin American Women

This landmark volume: Outlines characteristics of Spanish-speaking women and Latinas screened for postpartum depression Introduces the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, English and Spanish versions, and reviews their use with Latina ...

Author: Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461480457

Category: Medical

Page: 146

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Perinatal Depression among Spanish-Speaking and Latin American Women A Global Perspective on Detection and Treatment Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo and Katherine Leah Wisner, editors As more is known about postpartum depression, the more it is recognized as a global phenomenon. Yet despite the large numbers, information about this condition as experienced by Spanish speaking women and Latinas has not always been easy to come by. Perinatal Depression among Spanish-Speaking and Latin American Women focuses on four diverse Latina populations (Mexico, Chile, Spain, and U.S.) to analyze key similarities and differences within this large and wide-ranging group. This first-of-its-kind reference reviews current research on the topic, including prevalence, screening methods, interventions, and--of particular salience for this population--barriers to care. Findings on psychoeducation, assessment tools, and cognitive-behavioral and other forms of therapy provide important insights into best practices, and continuity of care. And psychosocial, cultural, and linguistic considerations in working with Latinas are described in depth for added clinical usefulness. This landmark volume: Outlines characteristics of Spanish-speaking women and Latinas screened for postpartum depression Introduces the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, English and Spanish versions, and reviews their use with Latina women Compares postpartum depression and health behaviors in Spanish and Latina immigrant mothers Offers streamlined assessment-to-intervention models Provides two in-depth case studies illustrating cultural factors influencing the treatment of Latinas with perinatal depression. Presents an instructive firsthand account of postpartum depression. Between its thorough coverage of the issues and its innovative clinical ideas, Perinatal Depression among Spanish-Speaking and Latin American Women has a wealth of information of interest to researchers and practitioners in maternal and child health, obstetrics/gynecology, mental health, and women’s health.
Categories: Medical