Depression in Adults: The Latest Assessment and Treatment Strategies by Anton Tolman, Ph.D.
[Book & 4 CEs]

At any one time, between five and 15 percent of Americans suffer from clinical depression. What are the typical characteristics? What is the likelihood of recovery? What differentiates depression from other disorders? What environmental and biological influences may cause depression? What are the biological influences and treatments? What are the most effective treatments — medication, psychotherapy, or both?

You’ll find easy-to-grasp answers to these and other questions — plus pros and cons of different clinical strategies — in this condensed resource. Plus:

  • 6 differential diagnostic concerns
  • 10 key suicide risk factors
  • Evidence-based treatment algorithms for depression
  • Typical presentations — agitated or withdrawn
  • 12 tools for evaluating suicide risk
  • 16 depression assessment instruments
  • Behavioral, cognitive, and group therapy guidelines
  • First-, second-, and third-line medication treatments
  • Alternative treatments, including ECT, St. John’s Wort, and experimental therapies
  • Suicide assessment and intervention strategies
  • Specific brain areas involved in bipolar disorder

Learning Objectives

  • Identify characteristics of depression in adults.
  • Identify benefits of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for depression.
  • Identify appropriate medications to treat depression.
  • Identify risk factors for depression.
  • Identify outcomes in adults with depression.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One: General Information about Depression
  • Chapter Two: Diagnosing Depression
  • Chapter Three: Managing Suicide Risk in Depressed Patients
  • Chapter Four: Psychosocial Treatments for Depression
  • Glossary
  • Appendix: Depression Assessment Instruments
  • References
  • Index

About the Author

Dr. Tolman has treated people with depression in hospital and community settings for over 20 years. He is a professor at Grand Valley State University and previous Director of Psychological Services at the Wyoming State Hospital.

This CE course is designated as intermediate to advanced.

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 27 March, 2007.
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