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Every health care provider and mental health professional will encounter clients struggling with depression, yet many of these professionals don’t receive a thorough grounding on theory, research, and clinical guidelines regarding depression, and those who do sometimes have trouble keeping abreast of the literature (a literature that includes over 60,000 empirical publications since 1980!). This book provides a handy reference for such practitioners. This brief, practical guide provides an introduction or refresher on depression that is research-based yet accessible, practical, and easy to read and consult. 

Chronic Health Problems Associated with Depression
Chronic health problems associated with depression
Overview

Chronic health problems are frequently associated with depression. We focus on three examples: the association of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and dementia with depression. We do not attempt to discuss all of the chronic health problems that are associated with depression, however, for that would take us far beyond the scope of this brief volume. We begin with a case study regarding the association of cardiovascular disease and depression, and we discuss some relevant assessment issues. Then we present discussions regarding cardiovascular disease, cancer, and dementia. We also provide clinical guidelines that are sensitive to the context of each of these three chronic health problems. We conclude with a chapter summary and a list of ...

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