Self-Management of Depression: A Manual for Mental Health and Primary Care Professionals

Author: Albert Yeung

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  • ISBN: 9780521710084
  • Author: Albert Yeung
  • Publ Date: 2009-10-15
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 216
  • Imprint: CAMBRIDGE UNIV *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 6337

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With growing access to health information, people who suffer from depression are increasingly eager to play an active role in the management of their symptoms. The goal of self-management is to support patients in monitoring and managing their symptoms and provide them with additional resources to promote recovery, enhance quality of life, and prevent relapse. For clinicians, self-management holds promise for improving practice efficiency and efficacy by helping patients maximize their improvement outside of treatment sessions. Self-Management of Depression is written for clinicians who wish to empower their patients to take more active steps to manage depression. Chapters cover care management, self-assessment, exercise, self-help books and computer programs, meditation, and peer-support groups and strategies for how to incorporate self-management into a treatment plan are described. Reproducible handouts to support patients are also available online. This book is relevant to clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, social workers and primary care physicians.


 

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