Mental disorders cost the United States over $72 billion for treatment, related support and lost productivity each year - yet funding for prevention of such disorders has been inconsistent due, partly, to lack of confidence in the effectiveness of specific prevention programmes. This book highlights some of the most effective prevention programmes and offers a common set of principles to reduce maladaptive behaviour. Following an overview of United States prevention history and a description of how to operationalize George Albee's incidence formula, contributors then focus on: programmes that increase parent-child interaction and parenting ability; preschool programmes, such as those which use parents as teachers, others wh

The San Francisco Depression Prevention Research Project

The San Francisco Depression Prevention Research Project

The san francisco depression prevention research project
Ricardo F.Muñoz

The San Francisco Depression Prevention Research Project (DPRP) is part of a research program dedicated to the development and evaluation of methods to prevent clinical depression; that is, depression such as major depression and dysthymia that interferes significantly with an individual's life or activities. Depression is a highly common disorder that can ruin lives and disrupt families and work, and that contributes to several other public health problems. Our society must recognize the need for developing reliable methods of identifying groups and individuals at risk for depression and providing them with strategies to manage their mood levels so that they do not become clinically depressed. In this chapter, we will review ...

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