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Editors: Paula Hernandez and Sara Alonso
Book Description:
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, behavior, 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 new book presents the latest research in the field.

Table of Contents:

Short Communication

Sex Differences in Smoking Prevalence and Characteristics Associated with Receptivity to Quitting in Psychiatric Patients
(Scott A. Langenecker, Nicotine Research Laboratory, University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry, USA, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, USA, Raphaela Finkenauer, Sandy M. Snedecor, Nicotine Research Laboratory, University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry, USA, et al.) (pp. 1-14)

Research and Review Studies

1. Dyslexia, Depression and Gender: Research Studies
(Neil Alexander-Passe, School of Psychology, London South Bank University, UK) (pp. 15-74)

2. Dyslexia, Depression and Gender: Dyslexia Defence Mechanisms (DDMs)
(Neil Alexander-Passe, School of Psychology, London South Bank University, UK) (pp. 75-139)

3. Sex and Age Differences in Adolescent Depression: A Cognitive Vulnerability-Stress Perspective
(Irene Zilber, John R. Z. Abela, Reuben Weinstangel, McGill Univ.) (pp. 141-182)

4. Differential Risk for Emotion Processing Difficulties by Gender and Age in Major Depressive Disorder
(Sara L. Wright, University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Geriatric, Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC), Scott A. Langenecker, University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Depression Center, Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, University of Michigan) (pp. 183-216)

5. Gender Differences in Depression in Patients with Neurological Diseases
(S. Paolucci, F.R. Fusco, L. Pratesi, Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy, et al.) (pp. 217-226)

6. The Phenomena of Depression in Latino/Hispanic Women: Some Issues to Understand A Complex Relationship
(Jose R. Rodriguez, Carmen C. Salas-Serrano, Centro Univ. de Servicios y Estudios Psicologicos) (pp. 227-233)

7. Networking rCBF Gender Differences in Major Depression
(Dario Salmaso, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, Italy, Marco Pagani, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, Italy, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Karolinska Hospital, Sweden, Ann Gardner, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Sweden, et al.) (pp. 235-255)

8. Gender Differences and Pharmacogenomics with Antidepressants in Depression
(Eugene Lin, Vita Genomics, Inc., Taiwan, Sen-Yen Hsu, Department of Psychiatry, Chi Mei Medical Center, Taiwan) (pp. 257-273)

9. Contributors to Depressive Symptoms in Older Women with HIV:
Health and Psychosocial Stressors
(Mark Brennan, Allison Applebaum, Marjorie Cantor, R. Andrew Shippy,
and Stephen E. Karpiak, AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA), NY) (pp. 275-309)

10. Depression During Late Adult Years
(Virginia Elderkin-Thompson, Cristine E. Bruzzone, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Univ. of California, Los Angeles) (pp. 311-349)

11. Depression in Women with Diabetes: A Review and Methodological Critique
(Julie Wagner and Howard Tennen, University of Connecticut Health Center) (pp. 351-378)

12. Risk and Resilience Factors for Depression in Women with Cancer
(Laurie E. Ching, Keith Dobson, University of Calgary Department of Psychology, Linda E. Carlson, Department of Psychology, Department of Oncology, University of Calgary) (pp. 379-401)

13. Depression in Women with Epilepsy
(Cavanna A.E., Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, UK, Department of Neurology, Amedeo Avogadro University, Italy, Cavanna S., Bertero L., University of Turin Medical School, Italy, et al.) (pp. 403-421)

14. Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) and Depression
(Kirsi Sipilä, Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Stomatognathic Physiology, Institute of Dentistry, University of Oulu, Finland, and Oral and Maxillofacial Department, Oulu University Hospital, Finland) (pp. 423-441)

15. Relative Risk for Developing Depression in Complicated Osteoporosis: Clinical Study
(Wendlova J., Osteological Centre, University Hospital and Policlinic, Bratislava, Slovakia) (pp. 443-459)

16. Depression in Women Physicians and Nurses: A View from Athens, Greece
(Athanasios Tselebis, Dionysios Bratis, Sotiria Hospital, Greece, Ioannis Ilias, Klimax Support Foundation, Greece) (pp. 461-470)

17. Comparing the Profile and Presence of Depression among Nursing Students from Diurnal and Afternoon Courses
(Antonia Regina Ferreira Furegato, Edilaine Cristina da Silva, Department of Psychiatric Nursing and Human Sciences, University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing, Jair Licio Ferreira Santos, Department of Social Medicine, University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Medicine, Gabriela Carrion Degrande Moreira, Scientific Initiation of NUPRI – CNPq) (pp. 471-483)

18. Women, Depression, and Cardiovascular Disease
(Ryan Thibodeau and Randall S. Jorgensen, Syracuse University) (pp. 485-517)

19. Right Vestibular Hype Activity in Depression, the Theory of Suprachiasmatic-Raphe-Vestibular Nuclei System Asymmetry
(Ana Maria Soza Ried) (pp. 519-538)

20. Depression as a Risk Factor for Coronary Heart Disease in Women
(Antonio Del Pino, Maria Teresa Gaos and Francisco Bosa, University of La Laguna) (pp. 539-562)

21. Neuroimaging of Major Depression in Women (Susanne Karch and Christoph Mulert, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich) (pp. 563-578)


   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 618 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-647-5
   Status: AV
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