Treating People with Depression

Treating People with Depression

In its more severe forms , the sadness and misery experienced in depressive illness is disabling and out of proportion to any stress that a person has previously endured . The typical acute presentations of depression are given in Box ...

Author: Greg Wilkinson

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1857753917

Category: Medical

Page: 174

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A practical text for general practitioners and primary healthcare workers, describing how to recognize and treat depressive illness. It covers the various types of depression and their causes, and suggested treatments, including medical, psychological, self-help and social methods.
Categories: Medical

Psychiatric Presentations of Medical Illness

Psychiatric Presentations of Medical Illness

mild apathy through severe retarded depression, to states of hallucinated, agitated psychosis. The psychiatric and neurological manifestations of pernicious anemia may precede the development of hematologic change (Strachan and ...

Author: R.C.W. Hall

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401176774

Category: Medical

Page: 421

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When my colleagues and I began the task of assembling this volume, several difficult questions arose: For whom were we writing? Was the purpose to eluci date psychiatric or medical presentation? Should references reflect specific to pical areas, or lead the reader to a more general view of a particular topic? Would a symptom or system approach best serve the reader? Should the volume cover a few areas in detail, or attempt to survey a larger area of knowledge? The present text reflects an attempt to answer these questions. It is designed for the student of medicine who desires a broader understanding of those medi cal illnesses that produce psychiatric aberration. We hope it will be of assis tance to the medical student or house officer studying medicine, neurology, family practice, pediatrics, or psychiatry; as well as to the practicing clinician who wishes a refresher on this subject or a reference for his library. The text is intended to strike a useful balance between medicine and psychiatry by provid ing a list of differentials for specific symptoms or conditions, as well as sugges tions for medical evaluation. References have been chosen which we hope will assist the reader in further study. We have attempted to diversify them and list a spectrum of articles that deal with both academic and practical treatment considerations. The initial volume is divided into four sections that address both a symptom and system approach.
Categories: Medical

Culture and Common Mental Disorders in Sub Saharan Africa

Culture and Common Mental Disorders in Sub Saharan Africa

juola & Olaifa , 1987 ) ; it is unclear whether these patients were representative of depression in the community . Somatic symptoms have often been percieved to be a common mode of presentation of depression in low - income countries .

Author: Vikram Patel

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0863775306

Category: Psychology

Page: 148

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Psychology

Depression in Later Life

Depression in Later Life

Box 3.1 Vignettes: hypochondriacal presentations of depression A 75-year-old man was admitted to the hospital after cutting his wrist. He was clearly depressed but after 6 weeks treatment with an antidepressant there was little ...

Author: Robert Baldwin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199569014

Category: Medical

Page: 130

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Depression affects between 10-15% of older people, making it the most frequently encountered mental health condition in later life. Despite this, the condition is easily missed in clinical practice or not adequately treated. Part of the Oxford Psychiatry Library, this concise pocketbook will provide an accessible account of what depression in older people is like, why it is important and what treatments help. The text will highlight which areas of depression are of special relevance to later life, how to diagnose depression in an older person, the overlap with dementia and various other physical illnesses, and important pharmacological considerations.
Categories: Medical

Depression

Depression

textbook presentations. Along the way, we will also discuss some of the scientific controversies surrounding this material. Textbooks of psychiatry generally organize their presentation of depression with sections devoted to diagnosis, ...

Author: Bradley Lewis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136598135

Category: Social Science

Page: 136

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We live in an era of depression, a condition that causes extensive suffering for individuals and families and saps our collective productivity. Yet there remains considerable confusion about how to understand depression. Depression: Integrating Science, Culture, and Humanities looks at the varied and multiple models through which depression is understood. Highlighting how depression is increasingly seen through models of biomedicine—and through biomedical catch-alls such as "broken brains" and "chemical imbalances"—psychiatrist and cultural studies scholar Bradley Lewis shows how depression is also understood through a variety of other contemporary models. Furthermore, Lewis explores the different ways that depression has been categorized, described, and experienced across history and across cultures.
Categories: Social Science

Tackling Mental Health Crises

Tackling Mental Health Crises

Presentations of depression can be very variable but it may be useful to consider three particularly common patterns ... 'social depression': response to social triggers including the effects of other physical and mental health problems ...

Author: David Kingdon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135443818

Category: Medical

Page: 258

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Tackling Mental Health Crises provides a practical guide to combining social and psychological responses to mental health problems. David Kingdon and Marie Finn look at what constitutes a crisis, be it an individual crisis presentation or a situational crisis for services. They reject current diagnostic approaches to mental health, focussing instead on a symptom-led approach and keeping an awareness of the intervention experience for clients and carers throughout. Subjects covered include: engaging and assessing the client risk assessment and management emotional, behavioural, cognitive and physical presentations service teams and settings. The emphasis throughout is on taking a holistic look at crisis prevention and management, encompassing both the work that takes place at an individual level and the wider impact of societal and political issues. Containing clear direction and practical advice, combined with numerous case studies and commentary from users and carers themselves, this book will be of great use to anyone involved with dealing with mental health crises.
Categories: Medical

Depression as a Systemic Illness

Depression as a Systemic Illness

... presentations of depression in late life. Am Fam Physician. 1999;60:820–826. Olin JT, Katz IR, Meyers BS, et al. Provisional diagnostic criteria for depression of Alzheimer disease: rationale and background. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry.

Author: James J. Strain

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190603366

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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Although depression has been long considered an exclusively mental disorder, this book highlights the importance of recognizing it as a systemic--physical--illness. The chapters herein present key findings from research on animal models before proceding on to examine the "allostatic" load that depression bears on the body, commonly observed patterns of depression, and illnesses that it is likely to adversely effect--through mechanisms other than that of non-compliance with treatment. The authors also explore various diagnostic dilemmas including symptom-driven, phenomenologic approaches, and discuss drug-drug interactions and the use of unique electronic health records as collaborating agents to the physician. Depression as a Systemic Illness emphasizes the need for the primary care physician to be the first agent to care for "garden variety" depressive disorders and the need to alter medical school and residency training to accommodate the development of the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes to fulfill this goal. Its unique approach and presentation of depression makes it a key resource for clinicians within the fields of both psychiatry and primary care medicine.
Categories: Medical

Primary Care Mental Health

Primary Care Mental Health

people with depression are not detected and treated by their GPs (Age Concern England, 2007). ... Dementia may alter the presentation of depression and primary care clinicians should be aware that sustained irritable disruptive ...

Author: Linda Gask

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781911623021

Category: Medical

Page: 529

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A comprehensive guide to this emerging field, fully updated to cover clinical, policy, and practical issues with a user-centred approach.
Categories: Medical

Religion and Spirituality in Psychiatry

Religion and Spirituality in Psychiatry

Melancholia is the most typical and classical presentation of depression with several compelling features such as impoverishment of emotional life and delusions of nihilism or guilt. Milder depressions and subthreshold levels of ...

Author: Philippe Huguelet

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521889520

Category: Medical

Page: 387

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This book was the first to specifically address the impact of religion and spirituality on mental illness.
Categories: Medical