Depression: Your Questions Answered, 1st Edition

  • Romeo Vitelli
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  • ISBN-10: 1440866015
  • ISBN-13: 9781440866012
  • DDC: 616.8527
  • 160 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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How is depression different from sadness, and why are some individuals more predisposed to depression than others? What happens in the brain when we're depressed? What medications and options for therapy are available, and what side effects can antidepressants have? How can you help a friend or loved one experiencing depression? This title provides clear, concise answers to these and many other questions young readers may have regarding this difficult and often misunderstood topic. With a reader-friendly question-and-answer format that anticipates readers' needs and concerns, prevalent myths and misconceptions are identified and dispelled, and case studies illustrate key concepts and issues through relatable stories and insightful recommendations. Also includes a section on health literacy, equipping teens and young adults with practical tools and strategies for finding, evaluating, and using credible sources of health information both on and off the internet.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
Guide to Health Literacy.
Common Misconceptions about Depression.
Questions and Answers.
General Information.
1: What Is Depression?.
2: Are There Different Types of Depression?.
3: What Is the Difference Between Being Depressed and Being Unhappy?.
4: How Widespread Is Depression?.
5: Who Is Most Likely to Develop Depression?.
6: How Does Depression Change Across the Life Span?.
7: What Are Some of the Most Common Signs That Someone Is Depressed?.
8: Are There Other Medical Conditions That Can Mimic Depression?.
9: What Is Learned Helplessness?.
10: How Far Back in History Does Depression Go?.
11: Why Do So Many People with Depression Try to Hide Their Symptoms?.
12: Is There a Depression Epidemic?.
Causes and Risk Factors.
13: Why Do Individuals Become Depressed?.
14: Is Depression Linked to Trauma?.
15: Why Is Depression So Common in Young People?.
16: What Causes Postpartum Depression?.
17: What Causes Seasonal Affective Disorder?.
18: Is Depression Caused by a Brain Disorder?.
19: Is Depression Genetic?.
20: Can Bullying Lead to Depression?.
21: How Is Grief Related to Depression?.
22: Is Depression Linked to Early Childhood Problems?.
23: Is Chronic Pain Linked to Depression?.
24: Why Is Depression So Common in the Military?.
25: Are Sexual Minorities More Vulnerable to Depression?.
Consequences of Depression.
26: Can Depression Lead to Drug or Alcohol Abuse?.
27: Why Are Depression and Anxiety Often Seen Together?.
28: How Does Depression Affect Families?.
29: What Are the Real Costs of Depression to Society?.
30: Are People with Depression at Risk for Suicide?.
Culture, Media, and Depression.
31: How Do Different Cultures View Depression?.
32: How Are Goth and Emo Subcultures Linked to Depression?.
33: Can Social Media Make Depression Worse?.
34: Why Is There Such Stigma Surrounding Depression?.
Treatment, Prevention, and Life after Depression.
35: How Can People with Depression Find Help?.
36: What Are Some of the Most Common Forms of Treatment for Children and Adults Dealing with Depression?.
37: What Is a Treatment Plan?.
38: How Do Antidepressant Medications Work?.
39: Are There Risks Associated with Taking Antidepressant Medication?.
40: What Are Some of the Alternatives to Drug Treatment?.
41: Do Herbal and Dietary Remedies Work in Treating Depression?.
42: What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?.
43: What Is Mindfulness Therapy?.
44: What Is Interpersonal Psychotherapy?.
45: Who Should Receive Group Therapy?.
46: What Can Parents Do to Help Children Who Are Depressed?.
47: Can Online Support Groups Help with Depression?.
48: Does the Risk of Depression Ever Go Away?.
49: How Effective Are Awareness Campaigns in Helping People Who Are Depressed?.
50: Can People Who Have Been Depressed Learn to Move on with Their Lives?.
Case Studies.
Directory of Resources.
About the Author.