Providing a cutting-edge examination of the mechanisms underlying depression, this volume integrates important areas of research that have largely remained separate. The authors explore both the cognitive and neurological processes that make some people more vulnerable than others to developing depression and experiencing recurrent episodes. They also probe how these processes interact-how negative life experiences, maladaptive belief systems, and patterns of thinking may actually affect neural circuitry, and vice versa. Explaining sophisticated theory and research in an accessible style, the book highlights the implications for improving clinical practices and patient outcomes.
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 520 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
"Ingram, Atchley, and Segal offer a thoughtful, wonderfully sophisticated, and nonetheless accessible account of vulnerability to depression. Never before has a book on depression so successfully integrated cognitive neuroscience and prevention/treatment research. This was the perfect team to do it! If you want a comprehensive, integrated account of the diverse work on depression vulnerability, this is the book you need."--Daniel R. Strunk, PhD, Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University
"This is an essential text for researchers, clinicians, and graduate students wanting a clear, up-to-date, multifaceted understanding of research into depression. Remarkable in lucidity, balance, and thoroughness, it puts recent cognitive and neurobiological findings into historical perspective, illuminates diverse conceptualizations and research strategies, highlights the strengths and limitations of various approaches, and provides clear avenues for further study. This is a 'must read' for anyone with a serious interest in understanding depression today."--Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD, Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance
"The question of what mechanisms underlie depression is crucial for understanding and treating this disorder. Answers have begun to emerge from both the cognitive and the neuroscience literatures. The time is right for synthesizing the cognitive, neuroscience, and treatment literatures so that an integrated approach to depression vulnerability can be formulated and prevention and management interventions can be optimized. Ingram, Atchley, and Segal provide a theoretically sophisticated, practical synthesis that will appeal to both researchers and clinicians."--Dan J. Stein, MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York
"Ingram, Atchley, and Segal offer a well-written, jargon-free work that translates current, cutting-edge science into understandable terms and concepts. This book is informative for students and scholars alike. Well done!"--Kenneth A. Dodge, PhD, Director, Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University- The discussions of risk factors for depression onset...are original, well integrated, empirically defined, clearly operationalized, multidimensional, interdisciplinary, and succinct....References to the literature are well selected, thematic, and dimensional. Nonspecialists in a given area will gain considerable depth of understanding of theoretical and practical foundations of behavior through study of the well-integrated syndrome analyses that are presented here. Clinicians from medical and nonmedical specialties, theoreticians, experimental investigators from cognitive neuroscientific and psychopharmacological disciplines, and strict experimentalists will all find results from their disciplines to be clearly presented and well integrated theoretically with those from other specialties. This text can be readily understood by an interdisciplinary professional audience....A small volume that presents a thoroughly distilled and well-integrated compendium of clinical and empirical insights. It can be read relatively quickly, but it should be read several times if one wants to appreciate fully its model of interdisciplinary scholarship and collaboration....It is a splendid work that deserves a wide readership and wide emulation. Application of the theoretical models, clinical insights, and experimental methods that are exemplified in this fine volume will enhance the quality of theoretical and experimental work as well as the optimization of clinical care for those who are at risk for onset of depressive symptoms. --PsycCRITIQUES, 6/22/2012
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