The Resource Unhappiness, Sadness and 'Depression' : Antidepressants and the Mental Disorder Epidemic, by Tullio Giraldi, (electronic resource)

Unhappiness, Sadness and 'Depression' : Antidepressants and the Mental Disorder Epidemic, by Tullio Giraldi, (electronic resource)

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Unhappiness, Sadness and 'Depression' : Antidepressants and the Mental Disorder Epidemic
Title
Unhappiness, Sadness and 'Depression'
Title remainder
Antidepressants and the Mental Disorder Epidemic
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by Tullio Giraldi
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Language
eng
Summary
This book examines existing treatments, legislation and research methodology of depression and exposes their limitations, championing psycho-social support as an alternative. Depression, affecting 350 million people according to the World Health Organisation, is almost invariably diagnosed by the criteria of the American Psychiatric Association – a definition which encompasses those with normal emotional responses to stressful life events. Tullio Giraldi discusses recent developments in popular and academic dialogue related to the use of antidepressants and recent increases in depression diagnosis and laments the rise in prescribing antidepressants despite their links to suicide and unfulfilled promises of efficacy and safety. He argues that psychotherapy is a cost effective treatment devoid of drugs' adverse effects. This work presents psycho-social support as an alternative to antidepressants, particularly for less severe cases, and as a more effective strategy for coping with the emotional challenges of today’s global reality. Patients, students of medicine and psychology, and professionals of mental health will find this work valuable.
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Giraldi, Tullio
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0
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BF39.9
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non fiction
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  • Psychology
  • Clinical health psychology
  • Psychobiology
  • Psychology
  • Psychometrics
  • Community psychology
  • Environmental psychology
  • Critical psychology
  • Psychology
  • Critical Psychology
  • Psychological Methods/Evaluation
  • Health Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Community and Environmental Psychology
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Unhappiness, Sadness and 'Depression' : Antidepressants and the Mental Disorder Epidemic, by Tullio Giraldi, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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not applicable
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: Silvio Garattini -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Melancholy and Depression -- 3. The Diagnosis -- 4. The Mental Disorder Epidemic -- 5. Early Treatments -- 6. Treatment Becomes Effective -- 7. Assessing Efficiency -- 8. The Rise of Effective Treatments -- 9. A Matter of Chemistry -- 11. Written in the Genes -- 12. The Safety of Antidepressants -- 13. Conclusions
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unknown
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XIV, 202 p.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9783319576572
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-3-319-57657-2
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-57657-2
Label
Unhappiness, Sadness and 'Depression' : Antidepressants and the Mental Disorder Epidemic, by Tullio Giraldi, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: Silvio Garattini -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Melancholy and Depression -- 3. The Diagnosis -- 4. The Mental Disorder Epidemic -- 5. Early Treatments -- 6. Treatment Becomes Effective -- 7. Assessing Efficiency -- 8. The Rise of Effective Treatments -- 9. A Matter of Chemistry -- 11. Written in the Genes -- 12. The Safety of Antidepressants -- 13. Conclusions
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XIV, 202 p.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319576572
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-57657-2
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-57657-2

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