The International Encyclopedia of Depression


"This encyclopedia distills an amazing amount of information into a book that is easy to read and navigateÖ.This would serve as a great reference for anyone with an interest in depression." Score: 96, 4 stars


Depression is the second most disabling disorder in the world. On a daily basis, virtually all mental health professionals confront patients with primary or secondary depression. The wealth of information available globally on depression is enormous, but has not been summarized into a comprehensive encyclopedia-until now.

Experts from around the globe have been selected to present interdisciplinary coverage of all the essential issues related to depression, including use of medication, treatment therapies and models, symptoms of Depression, related disorders, and more. Entries are conveniently organized into subcategories in order to provide the most in-depth coverage of each subject.

Entries include:

  • Adolescent Depression
  • Behavioral Treatment
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Dopamine
  • Double Depression
  • Heredity
  • Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Smoking
  • Suicide Warning Signs

In summarizing the vast amount of information on depression, The International Encyclopedia of Depression serves as an authoritative resource for researchers, patients, students, and laypeople.

  • Springer Publishing Company; April 2009
  • ISBN 9780826137944
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: The International Encyclopedia of Depression
  • Author: Ingram, Rick E., PhD (ed.)
  • Imprint: Springer Publishing Company