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

Paperback | December 16, 2009

EditorAlex J. Mitchell, James C. Coyne

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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 cliniciansare 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 apractical 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 technologicalapproaches 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 screening.

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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 cliniciansare still unsure how to screen people for mo...

Alex J. Mitchell is Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry at Leicester General Hospital, and Leicester and Honorary SnR Lecturer in Liaison Psychiatry in the Department of Cancer and Molecular Medicine at Leicester Royal Infirmary. James C. Coyne is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania H...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.71 inPublished:December 16, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Alex J. Mitchell: Is the Syndrome of Depression a Valid Concept?2. Alex J. Mitchell: Overview of Depression Scales and Tools3. Why Do Clinicians Have Difficulty Detecting Depression?4. Adam Smith: How Can Existing Mood Scales Be Improved: How to Test, Refine, and Improve Existing Scales5. Alex J. Mitchell: How Do We Know when a Screening Test is Clinically Useful?6. Howard N. Garb: Clinical Judgment and the Influence of Screening on Decision Making7. Simon Gilbody and Dan Beck: Implementing Screening as Part of Enhanced Care: Screening Alone is Not Enough8. William H. Rogers, Debra Lerner and David A. Adler: Technological Approaches to Screening and Case Finding for Depression9. Kathryn M. Magruder: Screening for Depression in Primary Care: Can it Become More Efficient?10. Gordon Parker and Matthew Hyett: Screening for Depression in Medical Settings: Are Specific Scales Useful?11. Fariba Babaei and Alex J. Mitchell: The Case Against Excluding Somatic Syndrome12. Andres M. Kanner: Screening for Depression in Neurological Disorders13. Linda E. Carlson, Sheena K. Clifford, Shannon L. Groff, Olga Maciejewski and Barry D. Bultz: Screening for Depression in Cancer Care14. Jodi Barton and Philip Boyce: Screening for Depression in Perinatal Settings15. Brett D. Thombs and Roy C. Ziegelstein: Screening in Cardiovascular Care16. Norbert Hermanns: Screening in Diabetes Care: Detecting and Managing Depression in Diabetes17. James C. Coyne: Commentary and Integration: Is it Time to Routinely Screen for Depression in Clinical Practice?AppendixIndex