Depression in Neurologic Disorders Diagnosis and Management Edited by Andres M. Kanner, MD, Professor of Neurological Sciences and Psychiatry, Rush Medical College at Rush University, Chicago, IL, USA. Why should neurologists care about depression? It is one of the most frequent psychiatric comorbid conditions of neurologic disorders. Not only does it have a negative impact on the quality of patients, but it is also associated with a worse course of the neurologic disease. Yet, more often than not, neurologists have not been trained to recognize clinical depression in their patients. How should neurologists learn to care for depression? By reading Depression in Neurologic Disorders, the caring neurologist will gain a practical overview of: clinical manifestations of depression in the major neurologic disorders how to use screening instruments in clinical practice the identification of patients with an increased suicidal risk basic principles of the management of depressive disorders by the non-psychiatrist The major neurologic disorders covered in Depression in Neurologic Disorders include: Migraine Stroke Epilepsy Parkinson’s Disease Multiple Sclerosis Huntington’s Disease Dementia Traumatic Brain Injury The practical approach is enhanced with the use of case studies and ‘take-home pearls’ throughout. Depression is a common disorder that all neurologists face in their daily clinical practice. Depression in Neurologic Disorders provides the fundamentals of caring for patients who are suffering beyond their diagnosed neurologic disorder. Titles of Related Interest Adult Epilepsy Gregory Cascino and Joseph Sirven (eds); ISBN 978-0-470-74122-1 Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Alberto Albanese and Joseph Jankovic (eds); 978-0-470-74122-1 Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnosis and Therapy Howard Weiner and James Stankiewicz; 978-0-470-65463-7
This book is part of the AHA Clinical Series published in conjunction with the American Heart Association in order to focus on high-interest and emerging topics in cardiovascular disease targeted for cardiologists and other interested healthcare providers. Cardiogenic shock causes over half of the deaths among patients hospitalized with ST-elevation myocardial infarction worldwide. Therefore, its management is one of the most important aspects of the care of patients with acute MI. Yet there is no single comprehensive source for information about this problem in the modern era; this book fills that gap. Drs. Hochman and Ohman offer an extremely useful tool for investigating, evaluating, and treating one of the most important lingering challenges in acute cardiovascular care.
Depression Care across the Lifespan is a comprehensive, practical text that aims to increase knowledge and understanding of depression enabling professionals to enhance the care delivered to patients with depression. This text explores depression across all ages, starting with children and teenagers, through adulthood and finally old age. Depression Care across the Lifespan explores depression amongst different groups including children and teenagers, depression throughout the adult female lifecycle and depression in later life. It also discusses the impact of depression in people with learning disabilities and those from ethnic minority and immigrant populations. It also looks at topics including the causes and treatment of depression, the impact of stress and depression upon work and wellbeing, depression in chronic illness, suicide and self harm, and managing depression in primary and secondary care are included. Key features: • Essential reading for practitioners involved in the care of depressed people • Useful for students undertaking nursing, health and social care courses • Evidence-based, and supported by relevant literature • Links policy with current practice across the whole lifespan
Successful management of patients with treatment-resistant depression is going to require a thorough understanding of the biological basis for both the depression and its failure to respond to standard treatments. This book clearly and succinctly summarizes the latest scientific research and its applications in clinical practice. A first step is a clear definition of what constitutes treatment-resistant depression so that clinical trials and other studies are using common criteria, enabling comparison and meta-analysis of their outcomes. The opening chapter reviews definitions and predictors of originating from different fields and discusses their usefulness in clinical practice and clinical research. The next chapter proposes a new definition, adapting terminology from medicine. Biological classification requires identification of genetic risk factors: with gene variants accounting for 50% of the variance in the clinical outcomes of antidepressant treatments this is clearly a fruitful area of research. Chapter 3 describes several genes already associated with treatment-resistant depression and, while further work is needed to translate findings into clinical recommendations, predicts that genetic prediction of TRD could became a widespread clinical reality within a few years. Most patients with TRD will be treated pharmacologically and three chapters review the latest evidence for pharmacological best practice, including switching strategies for antidepressants, the role of antipsychotics and augmentation strategies to complement lithium. There are two major alternatives to pharmacotherapy: neuromodulation and psychotherapy. The brain intervention chapter summarizes clinical research and experience with electroconvulsive therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, vagus nerve stimulation, deep brain stimulation and magnetic seizure therapy. The final chapter reviews the literature pertaining to the effectiveness of various forms of psychotherapy in patients who have not responded to antidepressant pharmacotherapy, revealing that patients who have not responded to one or two trials of antidepressant medication have a 30%-50% chance of responding to a focused psychotherapy. It proposes indications for psychotherapy in TRD and summarizes general therapeutic principles.
Anxiety and depression affect over 10% of the population. They can become debilitating conditions if not managed carefully so there are thousands of people looking for advice on how to keep their symptoms under control. Anxiety & Depression Workbook For Dummies provides readers with practical exercises and worksheets to help them analyse their thinking patterns and overcome the issues that are holding them back. The workbook format is ideal for those wanting to track their progress and make positive changes to both their mental and physical health. Anxiety & Depression Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition covers: Part I: Recognising and Recording Anxiety and Depression Chapter 1: Spotting the Signs of Anxiety and Depression Chapter 2: Digging Up the Roots of Your Worries Chapter 3: Overcoming Obstacles to Change Chapter 4: Monitoring Your Moods Part II: Understanding Your Thinking: Cognitive Therapy Chapter 5: Viewing Things A Different Way Chapter 6: Challenging and Changing Thoughts Chapter 7: Seeing Clearly: Gaining A New Perspective Chapter 8: Maintaining Awareness and Achieving Acceptance Part III: Taking Action: Behaviour Therapy Chapter 9: Facing Feelings: Avoiding Avoidance Chapter 10: Lifting Your Spirits With Exercise Chapter 11: Taking Pleasure from Leisure Chapter 12: Just Do It! – Tackling Life’s Problems Part IV: Feeling It Where It Hurts: Healing the Body Chapter 13: Taking the Relaxation Route Chapter 14: Making Your Mind Up About Medication Part V: Revitalising Relationships Chapter 15: Working on Relationships Chapter 16: Smoothing Out Conflict Part VI: Life Beyond Anxiety and Depression Chapter 17: Reducing the Risk of Relapse Chapter 18: Promoting The Positive Part VII: The Part of Tens Chapter 19: Ten Helpful Resources Chapter 20: Ten Terrific Tips
Psychobiological Approaches for Anxiety Disorders presents a comprehensive overview of the latest empirical evidence and research results on combining pharmacological agents and CBT techniques for the treatment of anxiety disorders. The first book to focus on the issue of enhancing CBT with pharmacological agents Features chapters from leading authors in the fields of psychiatry, pharmacology, clinical psychology, neuroscience, and emotion research Contributes significantly to the field by summarizing the contemporary research in combination treatments in anxiety disorders A valuable resource for clinicians in training, as well as experienced clinicians seeking to help patients with anxiety disorders
The simple, untold truth about anxiety and depression is that they are habits of insecurity—and, like all habits, they can be broken. In this new edition of the highly successful Self-Coaching, Dr. Joseph Luciani shows you how to change your way of thinking and develop a healthy, adaptive way of living through his proven Self-Talk strategy for coaching yourself back to health.
The first book focusing specifically on frequent and frequently disabling side effects involving the skin, hair and nails in cancer patients According to the World Health Organization, there are approximately thirty million people living with a diagnosis of cancer – the majority of whom will receive surgery, systemic therapy, and/or radiation, and who will suffer from dermatologic adverse events. Dermatologists and oncologists are only beginning to grapple with these events, which pose serious quality-of-life issues with so many patients, and will become more prevalent as survival rates improve, thanks in part to new cancer treatments and drug regimens. Concentrating on a topic that has only been briefly touched upon by other texts, this book offers a focused perspective on the clinical presentation, underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms, and management of skin, hair, and nail conditions for oncologists, dermatologists, and allied practitioners. Dermatologic Principles and Practice in Oncology: Conditions of the Skin, Hair, and Nails in Cancer Patients: • Covers in detail the dermatologic adverse events of oncologic therapies, clinical presentations, and treatment recommendations • Enables dermatologists and other practitioners to significantly improve the care of patients with cancer • Addresses the dermatologic adverse events of cancer therapies used globally, of which a large number are found in developing countries • Emphasizes prophylactic measures – based on treatments used and type of cancer – to prevent the appearance of adverse events • Provides built-in discussions on patient education for practical counseling during therapies • Offers rapid-reference sections on topical dermatology drugs The first book to present dermatologic conditions in cancer patients and survivors in a uniform and in-depth manner, Dermatologic Principles and Practice in Oncology is ideal for oncologists, oncology nurses, and dermatologists who wish to take better care of those with adverse skin, hair, and nail conditions.
Use mindfulness to relax and control anxiety, depression, stress and pain Whether you're looking to control your depression and anxiety levels, improve concentration and reduce stress, or just want to restore balance in your life, Mindfulness For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to slow down, become aware of what is going on around you and react effectively. Focusing on breathing and other self-control techniques, the practice of mindfulness is scientifically proven to calm jittery nerves and free the mind of distracting thoughts, mental clutter and unrealistic expectations. With this easy-to-follow guide, you'll discover how to pay attention to the present in order to change the way you think, feel and act. Covering the latest research on the effect of mindfulness on the brain, Mindfulness For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to break free from a downward spiral of negative thought and action, and empowers you to make positive choices that support your well-being. Use mindfulness to reduce stress and anxiety, combat pain and more Receive guidance on incorporating mindfulness into everyday life Establish your own mindfulness routine Access audio downloads of guided meditations Written by a professional mindfulness trainer, and packed with tips to incorporate this practice into your daily life, Mindfulness For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to reap the benefits of a more attentive life.
"If you have an interest in optimum mental health, this book belongs on your shelf!" —Amy Weintraub, author of Yoga for Depression «A must-read for anyone interested in overcoming depression and healing themselves naturally. A very important book that will elevate you in many ways. Everyone must seek it out.» —Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., author of Meditation as Medicine and Dead Brain Cells Don't Lie Activate the inherent wisdom of your mind-body Healing Depression the Mind-Body Way shines a new light on the darkness of depression by presenting specific antidepression strategies designed to help you unleash your innate healing potential. The time-tested advice presented in this book is based on the latest theories of modern science and the practical wisdom of Ayurveda, an ancient system of natural medicine. This unique book offers a comprehensive step-by-step program for eradicating the root of depression from the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your being. Through detailed questionnaires about your psycho-physiological profile and elemental imbalances, you will identify an archetype that most represents your experience with depression. Then, you will design a tailor-made health program to regain balance in your mind-body. You will learn to undo depression by: Identifying your unique manifestation of depression based on elemental imbalances Using yoga, exercise, and breathing techniques that are in sync with your specific physical, mental, and emotional needs Using food and meditation as medicine Whether you are battling a depressive episode or need support coping with the problems of daily living, this book will help you awaken the «physician within» and embark on a pathway to a life of balance and renewal.