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Don't forget psycho-social support in depression 3 Beer Effect

Posted by jay on September 28, 2001, at 16:34:11

In reply to Read this book: APP textbook of Psychopharmacology, posted by 3 Beer Effect on September 28, 2001, at 3:48:37

Not hounding, just putting across that combos of good high-dose meds *and* some type of psycho-social support and/or counselling likely work best in keeping depression and anxiety in check, and in remission.

Meds and counselling, especially life-skills,communication, and CBT can give you tools along with your meds that can make you a *resiliant* human. We've got to get *something* out of all this pain. I think we become a bit smug when we ignore that besides chemical changes, we *also* need to change interpersonal habits, communication, and control and mastery over our lives. As one therapist friend has commented, "Medication treats depression; I treat depressives."

James


> American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychopharmacology, second edition, by Schatzberg & Nemeroff.......
>
> I went through hundreds of books at the University of Texas at Austin libraries looking for information on how anti-depressent medicines work, and what chemical imbalances are present in depression.----- This field is known as psychopharmacology. The above book was easily the best I found, and is readible for lay persons like me (i'm a college student) but also manages to include advanced information on all the psychiatry medications & mental illnesses.
>
> You can buy it at Amazon.com but it is pretty expensive- you might want to wait until the 3rd edition comes out (The one for sale now, 2nd edition is 1998).
> Does anyone know when the 3rd edition will come out?


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