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The Truth About Anxiety and Depression, Second Edition
  • Authored by: Heather Denkmire and John V. Perritano; Robert N. Golden, M.D., and Fred. L. Peterson, Ph.D., General Editors
  • From the Series: The Truth About
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 081607643X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7643-7
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 11/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 616.85
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 208

Summary

Praise for the previous edition:
"...clear and concise...broad in scope...do[es] an excellent job of providing accurate information for teens...belong[s] in any library serving young adults."—School Library Journal

"...well-written and researched..."—VOYA

A mental disorder can lead to distressful, sometimes life-altering effects, ranging from sleep problems or relationship troubles to disability or suicide. Depression and anxiety disorders are two major mental disorders that affect millions of Americans. Twenty percent of U.S. adults—or 40 million people—experience some type of mental disorder each year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

The Truth About Anxiety and Depression, Second Edition presents the most up-to-date information on anxiety and depression, including the genetics of mood and anxiety disorders, gender and depression, types of treatments available, related disorders, and much more. This revised A-to-Z resource offers a complete understanding of this sensitive topic while providing effective strategies for coping with anxiety and depression.

New and revised entries include:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Causes of depression
  • Depression and families
  • Kinds of psychotherapies
  • Resiliency
  • Risk factors for depression
  • Treatment of anxiety disorders
  • Treatment of depression
  • Types of mental health professionals.

Specifications

Charts and graphs. Index. Glossary. Further reading. Web sites. Hotlines.

About the Author(s)

Heather Denkmire is a nonfiction writer and editor.

John V. Perritano is a freelance editor and writer who has published numerous works on the sciences and the environment.

Reviews and Awards

"The text is straightforward and the advice is generally useful."


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