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Book Reviews

Hand-Me-Down Blues: How to Stop Depression From Spreading in Families

Harry Yeates, MD

Published: June 1, 2000

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With the increasing prevalence of depression in the United States, the greateravailability of “cleaner” antidepressants, and the downward pressure on reimbursement forprimary care office visits, many caregivers have adopted a simplified approach consistingof pharmacotherapy as the only treatment for depression. As a result, the multidimensionalaspect of depression is often ignored. In his book directed at individuals and their familymembers affected by depression, Yapko first presents a complicated multifactorial basis fordepression and then breaks down the treatment and prevention into skills for buildingfamily strengths.


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Volume: 2

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