Table of contents for Biologically informed psychotherapy for depression / Stephen R. Shuchter, Nancy Downs, Sidney Zisook.

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1. Biological Models of Depressive Disorders: Historical Perspectives, Genetic Hypotheses, Neurotransmitter Hypotheses, Neuroreceptor Regulation Hypotheses, Neurohormonal Hypotheses, Circadian Rhythm Hypotheses, Kindling and Behavioral Sensitization, Anatomic Substrates, Psychopharmacological Treatment.

2. Changing Models of Psychopathology: Psychodynamic Models, Biological Models

3. The Symptoms of Depression: DSM-IV Criteria, Mood Symptoms, Vegetative Symptoms, Cognitive Symptoms, Suicidal Thoughts.

4. The Language of Depression: Effects of Depression on Interpersonal Relationships, Effects of Depression on Productive Capacities: Burnout, Impact of Depression on Identity and Self-esteem, Developmental Consequences of Depression, Depression in "More" and "Less" Healthy Personalities.

5. How to Conduct Biologically Informed Psychotherapy for Depression: General Considerations and Strategies and Strategies; Education; Psychodynamic Understanding in Depression; Coping Skills Exploration, Training, and Support; Work with Significant Others; Psychotherapy of Psychopharmacological Treatment; Managing the Suicidal Patient.

6. Treatment Planning, Design, and Conduct: Assessment, Structure of Treatment Sessions, Length and Frequency of Treatment Sessions, Conduct of the Psychotherapist, Transference and Countertransference Issues.

7. Comparison with Other Psychotherapies for Depression: Theoretical Constructs of Pathology and Etiology of Depression, Goals and Implementation of Psychotherapy, Techniques and Practices of Psychotherapy, the Psychotherapeutic Relationship, Limitations and Potentially Harmful Effects of Therapies for Depression.

8. Case Examples: Mary, Jim, Linda, Bill, Janet, Phillip.

9. Applications to Other Clinical Disorders: Anxiety Disorders, Mania/Hypomania, Schizophrenic Disorders, Comparison to CBT and IPT and Supportive Therapy.


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