Today is National Depression Screening Day. Depression is a serious, often debilitating illness that affects millions of Americans. But it is treatable. Visibility and awareness is the first step; too often depression is invisible, hidden, or mistaken for something else. Public screenings can help to bring treatment to those who need it sooner, and get them on the path to health.
APA has published several books on depression and its treatment:
- The Prevention of Anxiety and Depression: Theory, Research, and Practice
Editors David J. A. Dozois, PhD, and Keith S. Dobson, PhD, demonstrate that prevention efforts are warranted in addressing the two most common mental health ailments.
- Experiences of Depression: Theoretical, Clinical, and Research Perspectives
Sidney J. Blatt, PhD, integrates nearly 30 years of clinical insight and research exploring the nature of depression and the life experiences that contribute to its emergence.
- Treatment of Late-Life Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, and Substance Abuse
A volume of best practices in treating mental disorders in late life, assembled by Patricia A. Areán, PhD. The book includes an overview of geropsychology and the training resources available to help clinicians develop the competencies they need to work with older adults.
- Relapse Prevention for Depression
Edited by C. Steven Richards, PhD, and Michael G. Perri, PhD, ABPP, this book summarizes the progress regarding the theory, research, and practice of relapse prevention for depression. With a heavy emphasis on implications for practice, Relapse Prevention for Depression will appeal to therapists and other health care workers, as well as depression researchers and graduate course instructors.
To complete the anonymous self-assessment of emotional health, please visit: http://helpyourselfhelpothers.org/.