Depression: What Everyone Needs to Know® cuts through the confusion around this often-debilitating illness, offering a practical, reader-friendly synthesis that bridges science, treatment, and everyday life. Pithy and straightforward, this volume is the essential go-to guide both for understanding what we know about the causes of depression and the depression epidemic, and for learning what to do about it.
- Synthesizes existing research on the causes and treatments of depression as well as what individuals can do to improve
- Focuses on what is at the heart of depression - mood - and the factors that influence it
- Contains an extended discussion of life after depression, including new research on thriving after depression
About the Author(s)
Jonathan Rottenberg, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of South Florida
Jonathan Rottenberg is a Professor of Psychology at the University of South Florida, where he is the Director of Clinical Training and Director of the Mood and Emotion Laboratory. He is an expert on the depression epidemic, on emotional functioning in depression, and on why some people thrive after depression. His work has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and has been covered by Scientific American, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Time. Rottenberg is author of The Depths: The
Evolutionary Origins of the Depression Epidemic and the editor of Emotion and Psychopathology: Bridging Affective and Clinical Science. He is also the founder of Depression Army, an international social media campaign that raises awareness about depression.
Table of Contents
Part I: Definitions of Depression
Chapter 1: The Challenge of Defining Depression
Chapter 2: The Syndrome of Clinical Depression
Chapter 3: When Should I Worry that I Might be Depressed?
Chapter 4: The Prevalence of Depression
Chapter 5: The Consequences of Depression
Part II: Origins of Depression and The Depression Epidemic
Chapter 6: Biological Contributions to Depression
Chapter 7: Environmental and Psychological Contributions to Depression
Chapter 8: Depression Throughout the Life Course
Chapter 9: Depression Over Time
Chapter 10: Why is There an Epidemic of Depression?
Part III: Remedies for Depression
Chapter 11: What are My Treatment Options?
Chapter 12: What Can the Depressed Person Do for Him or Herself?
Chapter 13: How to Talk about Depression and Help a Depressed Person
Part IV: Life After Depression
Chapter 14: What's the Long-Term Prognosis for Depression?
Chapter 15: Life after Depression
Chapter 16: Charting a New Future for Depression
"For anyone seeking information about the nature of depression, why it happens, and how it can be assessed and treated, this is your book. Even for those who already know a lot about depression, the comprehensive up-to-date information and the beautiful writing style will make this a bookshelf favorite." - Sheri L. Johnson, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Director, CALM Program, University of California Berkeley
"This book is a must-read for anyone interested in and/or affected by depression. Written by a foremost expert on depression theories and treatment, it combines the presentation of cutting-edge knowledge with thoughtful and empathic descriptions of the main symptoms and treatment approaches. The book not only provides important information, it also offers hope and practical advice to people confronted with the disorder. It should be of great interest to anyone interested in understanding and treating mental disorders." - Jutta Joormann, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Yale University