Symptoms of Depression by Charles G. CostelloSymptoms of Depression by Charles G. Costello

Symptoms of Depression

EditorCharles G. Costello

Hardcover | January 18, 1993

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Approaches the psychopathology of this disorder focusing on the symptoms that comprise the global syndrome. Each chapter, contributed by prominent clinicians and researchers in the field, follows the common format covering definition, measurement, frequency of occurrence, a review of clinical and experimental investigations which lead to current theories regarding the causes of the symptom, its functional relationship to other manifestations of depression and the implications for clinical practice. Contains several chapters, each on one particular symptom common to depressive disorders such as shame and guilt, loss of self-esteem, sleeping problems and much more.
Title:Symptoms of DepressionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.45 × 6.5 × 1.18 inPublished:January 18, 1993Publisher:Wiley

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ISBN - 10:0471543047

ISBN - 13:9780471543046

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Table of Contents

The Advantages of the Symptom Approach to Depression (C. Costello).

Dysphoria (D. Healy).

Loss of Interest (E. Klinger).

Anhedonia (P. Willner).

Social Dysfunction (L. Feldman & I. Gotlib).

Problems of Memory and Concentration (F. Watts).

Self-Esteem (C. Bernet, et al.).

Shame and Guilt (J. Tangney).

Hopelessness (L. Abramson, et al.).

Psychomotor Agitation and Retardation (M. Cloitre, et al.).

Eating Problems (G. Patton).

Sleeping Problems (R. Cartwright).

Suicide Attempts (R. Baumeister).

From Symptoms of Depression to Syndromes of Depression (C. Costello).


From Our Editors

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This is true of behavioral disorders as well as the men and women in whom they arise, and few psychologists would contend that a syndrome such as depression can be reduced to the symptoms it comprises. But true scientific progress, whether it be in atomic physics or the behavioral sciences, cannot occur without a rigorous, ongoing investigation of the constituent elements of the phenomena under investigation. The purpose of this groundbreaking book, then, is to advance our understanding of depression by directing focus away from the global syndrome of depression and onto the individual symptoms it comprises - to more clearly define them, their origins, and their functional relationships. To this end, Charles G. Costello, in Symptoms of Depression, has brought together contributions from some of the field's foremost researchers and clinicians who share their findings on symptoms common to depressive disorders. Over the course of twelve chapters they offer their insights into all major symptoms of depression, including