Publisher description for Biologically informed psychotherapy for depression / Stephen R. Shuchter, Nancy Downs, Sidney Zisook.


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This volume presents an integrated approach to the psychotherapy of patients with depressive disorders that incorporates state-of-the-art biological knowledge. Providing an overview of the most-studied biological theories of depressive disorders, the book also reviews the primary symptoms of depression and DSM-IV criteria for various depressive disorders. The authors then synthesize elements of psychoeducational, cognitive, and behavioral therapies, psychodynamic understanding, coping skills training, family therapy, and psychopharmacology into a cohesive treatment designed to prepare nonprescribing therapists of all disciplines to help people suffering from depressive illnesses live more effectively. The book also explores how the principles of biologically informed psychotherapy for depression are applicable to other disorders.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Depression, Mental Treatment, Depression, Mental Pathophysiology, Psychotherapy, Depression therapy, Psychotherapy methods, Models, Biological