Self-Management of Depression : A Manual for Mental Health and Primary Care Professionals Paperback / softback
With growing access to health information, people who suffer from depression are increasingly eager to play an active role in the management of their symptoms.
The goal of self-management is to support patients in monitoring and managing their symptoms and provide them with additional resources to promote recovery, enhance quality of life, and prevent relapse.
For clinicians, self-management holds promise for improving practice efficiency and efficacy by helping patients maximize their improvement outside of treatment sessions.
Self-Management of Depression is written for clinicians who wish to empower their patients to take more active steps to manage depression.
Chapters cover care management, self-assessment, exercise, self-help books and computer programs, meditation, and peer-support groups and strategies for how to incorporate self-management into a treatment plan are described.
Reproducible handouts to support patients are also available online.
This book is relevant to clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, social workers and primary care physicians.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 216 pages, 1 Tables, unspecified
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 15/10/2009
- Category: Psychiatry
- ISBN: 9780521710084