Men and Depression

Men and Depression : Clinical and Empirical Perspectives

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Men and Depression: Clinical and Empirical Perspectives is the only book currently available that integrates psychological theories and the latest research findings with clinical recommendations for working with men who are suffering from depression. This volume covers a wide range of topics and issues that relate to men and depression, including: assessment of male depression; statistics on depression in men; theories to explain depression in men; treating depression in men with both pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy; the interrelation of grief, loss, trauma, and depression in men; the problem of suicide and how to assess and treat suicide risk in men; and prospects for future work in this important area.
This is a unique reference and practical guide that integrates and evaluates research and clinical practice relating to the diagnosis and treatment of men with depression. The volume explores why men are underdiagnosed and undertreated for mood disorders and provides the clinician with practical guidelines for conceptualizing a treatment plan for men with depression.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 149.86 x 220.98 x 10.16mm | 340.19g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0121775402
  • 9780121775407
  • 1,763,063

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"...a vital resource for the clinician providing the most up-to-date information on the recognition, variation, diagnosis and treatment of depression in men".
Ronald F. Levant, Ed.D., ABPP, Co-Author, Masculinity Reconstructed Dean, Psychology, Nova Southeastern University

"...the most comprehensive book to date on this subject...an essential read for anyone who works with male patients".
Susan G. Kornstein, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
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Table of contents

Preface.
Figuring Depression in Men: Defining the Terms of Depression.
Relating Traditional Models of Depression to Male Depression.
Loss, Trauma, Grief, and Masked Depression in Men.
Assessing Depression in Men.
S. Stuart, Psychopharmacologic Treatment of Depression in Men.
Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Depression in Men.
The Murder of the Self: Men and Suicide.
Reflections on Theorizing, Diagnosing, and Treating Male Depression.
References.
Index.
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About Sam Victor Cochran

Sam V. Cochran received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1983. He is currently Assistant Director of the University Counseling Service and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He conducts a private practice of individual psychotherapy that focuses almost exclusively on treating men for depression, relationship difficulties, and male gender-role concerns. He has authored and co-authored a number of publications related to men's issues, including a book, "Man Alive: A Primer of Men's Issues" with his co-author, Dr. Fred Rabinowitz. He is currently Recording Secretary for the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity of the American Psychological Association and co-chair of its Task Force on Men and Depression. Fredric E. Rabinowitz, Ph.D., received his doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1984. He began his professorship at the University of Redlands in 1984 and has been there ever since, currently as a full professor of Psychology. Dr. Rabinowitz has developed a private psychotherapy practice that focuses mainly on the issues of men and has co-led a men's group in Redlands since 1987. He has presented extensively on men and psychotherapy and has written and co-written many articles on the topic. He and his co-author, Sam V. Cochran, wrote a book titled Man Alive: A Primer of Men's Issues in 1994 that was published by Brooks/Cole. He has received the Outstanding Teaching Award and Professor of the Year awards at the University of Redlands. Dr. Rabinowitz has served several years as the Department Chair and has also been the Mental Health Director of a local community mental health center.
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