Depression: Causes and Treatment

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 1970 - 370 pagine
TABLE OF CONTENTS: 1. definition of depression 2. symptomatology of depression 3. course and prognosis 4. classification of the affective disorders 5. neurotic and psychotic depresive reactoins 6. manic depressive reactions 7. involutional psychotic reaction 8. schizo affective reactionbiological studies of depression 10. psychological and psychodynamic studies 11. resume of the research 12. measurement of depression: the depression inventory 13. Patterns in dreams of depressed patients 14. childhood bereavement and adult depression 15. cognitive distortions in depression 16. theories of depression 17. cogition and psychopathology 18. development of depression 19. pharmacotherapy 20. electorconvulsive therapy 21. psychotherapy.
 

Sommario

The Definition of Depression
3
Symptomatology of Depression
10
Course and Prognosis
44
Classification of the Affective Disorders
60
Neurotic and Psychotic Depressive Reactions
75
ManicDepressive Reaction
87
BEHAVIORAL OBSERVATIONS OF MANIC PHASE
96
SchizoAffective Reaction
108
Childhood Bereavement and Adult Depression
218
Cognitive Distortions in Depression
228
Theories of Depression
243
Cognition and Psychopathology
253
Negative View of Self
259
PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS
266
SUMMARY
273
Definition of Schemas
282

Biological Studies of Depression
125
Recent Studies 19401966
134
AUTONOMIC FUNCTION
142
CONCLUSIONS
152
Résumé of the Research
169
The Depression Inventory
186
RESULTS
193
Construct Validity
201
Patterns in Dreams of Depressed Patients
208
A Circular Feedback Model
289
Electroconvulsive Therapy
305
Psychotherapy
311
DEPRESSION INVENTORY
333
SCORING INSTRUCTIONS FOR MASOCHISTIC DREAMS
339
Bibliography
345
Name Index
360
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Informazioni sull'autore (1970)

A native of Rhode Island, Aaron Beck had an early interest in psychology. After graduating from Brown University, he embarked on a career in medicine at Yale University with the intention of specializing in psychiatry. Dissatisfied with classical psychoanalysis, he turned to modified psychoanalytic approaches and was particularly influenced by ego psychology advanced by Rapaport. Ego psychology directed his interest in cognition, and over time Beck abandoned the psychoanalytic framework and formulated his own cognitive theory-behavior therapy for patients with depression and other psychiatric disorders. He developed numerous measurement scales, including the Beck Depression Inventory, the Beck Hopelessness Scale, and the Self-Concept Test, which are widely used as diagnostic and research tools in the field. Beck continues to teach, consult, and write about the use of cognitive therapy in treating emotional disorders and other problems.

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