Screening for Depression in Clinical Practice

Screening for Depression in Clinical Practice : An Evidence-Based Guide

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Mood disorders are a global health issue. National guidance for their detection and management have been published in the US and in Europe. Despite this, the rate at which depression is recognized and managed in primary and secondary care settings remains low and suggests that many clinicians are still unsure how to screen people for mood disorders. Against the backdrop of this problem, the editors of this volume have designed a book with a dynamic two-fold purpose: to provide an evidence-based overview of screening methods for mood disorders, and to synthesize the evidence into a practical guide for clinicians in a variety of settings-from cardiologists and oncologists, to primary care physicians and neurologists, among others. The volume considers all important aspects of depression screening, from the overview of specific scales, to considerations of technological approaches to screening, and to the examination of screening with neurological disorders, prenatal care, cardiovascular conditions, and diabetes and cancer care, among others. This book is sure to capture the attention of any clinician with a stake in depression more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 158 x 232 x 18mm | 521.63g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195380193
  • 9780195380194
  • 2,059,973

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By highlighting potential pitfalls and screening/ screener issues this book is for anyone considering screening for depression as it will hopefully lead to a more meaningful and reliable outcome that more closely meets the needs of the individual being assessed, as well as the screener * The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, April 2013 * exceptional resource for physicians on screening for mood disorders. All physicians who encounter patients suffering from depression in their clinical practice would benefit those patients by using the information in this first-rate book. * Doody's Notes *show more

Table of contents

1. Is the Syndrome of Depression a Valid Concept? ; 2. Overview of Depression Scales and Tools ; 3. Why Do Clinicians Have Difficulty Detecting Depression? ; 4. How Can Existing Mood Scales Be Improved: How to Test, Refine, and Improve Existing Scales ; 5. How Do We Know when a Screening Test is Clinically Useful? ; 6. Clinical Judgment and the Influence of Screening on Decision Making ; 7. Implementing Screening as Part of Enhanced Care: Screening Alone is Not Enough ; 8. Technological Approaches to Screening and Case Finding for Depression ; 9. Screening for Depression in Primary Care: Can it Become More Efficient? ; 10. Screening for Depression in Medical Settings: Are Specific Scales Useful? ; 11. The Case Against Excluding Somatic Syndrome ; 12. Screening for Depression in Neurological Disorders ; 13. Screening for Depression in Cancer Care ; 14. Screening for Depression in Perinatal Settings ; 15. Screening in Cardiovascular Care ; 16. Screening in Diabetes Care: Detecting and Managing Depression in Diabetes ; 17. Commentary and Integration: Is it Time to Routinely Screen for Depression in Clinical Practice? ; Appendix ; Indexshow more