An authoritative reference on depression and mood disorders, this volume brings together the field's preeminent researchers. All aspects of unipolar and bipolar depression are addressed, from genetics, neurobiology, and social-contextual risk factors to the most effective approaches to assessment and clinical management. Contributors review what is known about depression in specific populations, exploring developmental issues across the lifespan as well as gender and cultural variables. Effective psychosocial and biological treatments are described in detail. Each chapter offers a definitive statement of current theories, methods, and findings, and identifies key questions that remain to be answered.
New to This Edition
*Incorporates cutting-edge research (including findings from international, multisite, integrative, and longitudinal studies), treatment advances, and changes to diagnostic criteria in DSM-5.
*Chapters on comorbidity with anxiety disorders and emotional functioning in depression.
*Expanded coverage of bipolar disorder, now the focus of three chapters (clinical features, risk and etiological factors, and treatment).
*Many new authors and extensively revised chapters.
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Number of pages: 642
Weight: 1282 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 41 mm
Edition: 3rd New edition
"Leading authorities in the field cover the entire body of depression research, including diagnosis, assessment, treatment, and the biological and psychological components. The well-written chapters address the latest advances, including multilevel systems. I highly recommend this volume to clinicians and researchers who want to keep up with exciting developments in the field."--Aaron T. Beck, MD, University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
"In this updated edition of their classic handbook, Gotlib and Hammen, both widely regarded authorities on depression, have brought together a set of experts who provide current research and theory about this rapidly changing area. The result is a single volume that is essential reading for clinicians, researchers, students, and anyone interested in gaining the most comprehensive and thoughtful perspective on one of the most prevalent and disabling psychiatric disorders."--Jill M. Hooley, DPhil, Department of Psychology, Harvard University
"Gotlib and Hammen have assembled a stellar group of authors to produce a masterwork on depression. This volume comprehensively, yet accessibly, covers the scientific bases of mood disorders, making it appropriate for practitioners, researchers, and students. The third edition has expanded the scope of the prior edition to include new chapters on bipolar disorder, as well as fully updating it to be compatible with DSM-5 and the NIMH RDoC initiative. The editors close with an extensive section on both the prevention and treatment of depression and bipolar disorder. If someone could only read one book on mood disorders, this would be it."--Richard C. Shelton, MD, Charles Byron Ireland Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Gotlib and Hammen's third edition of their seminal handbook builds on earlier editions with new emphasis on bipolar disorder and a stronger focus on important methodological issues, longitudinal research, and large-scale multisite studies of depression. Timely chapters by eminent scientists add luster to this fine volume. I recommend it to anyone with a serious interest in depression and bipolar disorder. Certainly, it will serve as an outstanding text for a graduate-level course on depression."--Michael W. O'Hara, PhD, Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, University of Iowa
"This well-organized, thoughtful volume brings together both theory and empirical findings pertinent to depressive and bipolar conditions. The third edition contains new material, particularly covering advances in biology, neuroimaging, genetics, and treatment. It is an ideal text for psychology students and psychiatry residents, as well as mental health practitioners wanting up-to-date information on the presentation, course, and biological and psychological basis for mood disorders, as well as their prevention and treatment."--A. John Rush, MD, Department of Psychiatry (Emeritus), Duke-National University of Singapore