Self-Management of Depression

Self-Management of Depression

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Albert Yeung, Greg Feldman, Maurizio Fava
Cambridge University Press, 15/10/2009
EAN 9780521710084, ISBN10: 0521710081

Hardcover, 216 pages, 23.4 x 15.6 x 1 cm

With growing access to health information, people who suffer from depression are increasingly eager to play an active role in the management of their symptoms. The goal of self-management is to support patients in monitoring and managing their symptoms and provide them with additional resources to promote recovery, enhance quality of life, and prevent relapse. For clinicians, self-management holds promise for improving practice efficiency and efficacy by helping patients maximize their improvement outside of treatment sessions. Self-Management of Depression is written for clinicians who wish to empower their patients to take more active steps to manage depression. Chapters cover care management, self-assessment, exercise, self-help books and computer programs, meditation, and peer-support groups and strategies for how to incorporate self-management into a treatment plan are described. Reproducible handouts to support patients are also available online. This book is relevant to clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, social workers and primary care physicians.

'… extremely useful … highlights all the issues and flags up points to consider when planning a self-management programme for depression … timely … the book is good at addressing most of the queries and concerns that clinicians have when seeking to enact this model.' Psychological Medicine

'This is a valuable book that should be in the library of anyone who routinely cares for depressed patients.' Doody's