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Editors: William Hansson and Erik Olsson
Book Description:
This book presents new and important research from around the world on depression which 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 tend to increase over time. Left untreated, depression can lead to suicide.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Short Communications

Gender-Targeted Treatment of Depression in Adolescent Girls;pp. 1-8
(Jennifer P. Wisdom, New York State Psychiatric Institute)

The Impact of Depression during Pregnancy on Newborn Health in Developing Countries;pp. 9-14
(Giovanni Marcos Lovisi, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro State, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, IESC)
Research and Review Studies

Women and Depression: Contemporary Psychodynamic Perspectives;pp. 15-62
(Avi Besser, Sapir Academic College, Israel, Patrick Luyten, Nicole Vliegen, University of Leuven, Belgium, Sidney J. Blatt, Yale University, USA)

Postpartum Depression among Employed Women: A Psychosocial Stress Perspective;pp. 63-86
(Rada K. Dagher, University of Florida, Gainesville, Patricia M. McGovern, Donna D. McAlpine, Phyllis E. Moen
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and Jeffrey S. Harman
University of Florida, Gainesville)

Drug Treatment for Depression during Pregnancy;pp. 87-108
(Bengt Källén, Centre of Reproduction Epidemiology, Tornblad Institute, University of Lund, Sweden)

Bipolar Disorder and Puerperal Psychosis in Pregnancy and the Postpartum: Managing Sleep and Medication;pp. 109-131
(Justin Bilszta, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne and Austin Health, Megan Galbally, Mercy Hospital For Women, Anne Buist, Austin Health and Northpark Private Hospital, University of Melbourne)

Botanical and Dietary Supplements for Menopausal Depression and Anxiety;pp. 133-152
(Stacie E. Geller, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Center for Research on Women and Gender, National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Laura Studee, Center for Research on Women and Gender, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Predictors of Antenatal Depressive Symptoms among Chinese Women: A Two-Wave Prospective Longitudinal Study;pp. 153-173
(Ying Lau, School of Health Sciences, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Daniel Fu Keung Wong, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong)

Psychological Distress and Quality of Life among Patients with Gynecologic Cancer;pp. 175-191
(Mika Kobayashi, Wataru Noguchi, Department of Comprehensive Diagnosis and Therapeutics, Section of Liaison Psychiatry and Palliative Medicine, Graduate School of Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan, Research Center for Charged Particle Therapy, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Japan, Tatsuya Ohno, Research Center for Charged Particle Therapy, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Japan, Gunma University Heavy Ion Medical Center, Japan, et al.)

Psychological Distress in Very Old Women;pp. 193-209
(Constança Paúl, UNIFAI/ICBAS-UP, Portugal, and Oscar Ribeiro, UNIFAI/ICBAS-UP, Portugal, Escola Superior de Saúde da Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal)

Managing Depression in Primary Care: When Substance Use Blurs the Treatment Lens;pp. 211-220
(Janet Ambrogne Sobczak, Decker School of Nursing, Binghamton University, NY)

Women and Recurrent Brief Depression;pp. 221-231
(J.P. Richards, W.R. Williams, Department of Care Sciences, University of Glamorgan, UK, Julie Davies, Mount Gould Hospital, UK)

Asperger Syndrome and Humor233-244
(Ka-Wai Leung, Sheung-Tak Cheng, Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong)

Mood Disorders Throughout a Woman’s Life;pp. 245-254
(Marianna Mazza, Desiree Harnic, Gino Pozzi, Luigi Janiri, Pietro Bria, Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mood Disorders Unit, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Italy)

Exercise and Depression a Meta-Analysis Critical Review;pp. 255-266
(Mark Hamer and Yoichi Chida, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK)

Women and Serotonergic Vulnerability;pp. 267-293
(L.A.W. Jans, A. Blokland, Department of Neuropsychology and Psychopharmacology, Faculty of Psychology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008, 3rd Quarter
   Pages: 7 x 10, 317 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-648-2
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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