Risk Factors in Depression

Edited by

  • Keith Dobson, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • David Dozois, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders, affecting 14% of all people at some point in their lifetime. Women are twice as likely to become depressed as men, but beyond gender there are a variety of risk factors that influence the prevalence and likelihood of experiencing depression. Risk Factors in Depression consolidates research findings on risk factors into one source, for ease of reference for both researchers and clinicians in practice. The book divides risk factors into biological, cognitive, and social risk factors. This provides researchers with the opportunity to examine the interface among different theoretical perspectives and variables, and to look for the opportunity for more complex and explanatory models of depression.
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Clinical psychologists and researchers in clinical psychology, psychiatry, graduate students in psychopathology, other allied mental health professionals.


Book information

  • Published: July 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-045078-0

Table of Contents

Table of ContentsPrefaceINTRODUCTIONChapter 1Assessing Risk Factors in Models of DepressionKeith S. Dobson and David J. A. DozoisBIOLOGICAL FACTORSChapter 2Genetic Risk and Familial Transmission of DepressionStanley Zammit, Liz Forty, and Nick CraddockChapter 3Neural Structures as Risk Factors of DepressionRajamannar Ramabuubu and Glenda MacQueenChapter 4Neurochemical and Transmitter Models of DepressionHymie Anisman, Kim Matheson and Shawn HayleyChapter 5Sleep Dysregulation and Related Regulatory ModelsAnne Germain and Michael E. ThaseCOGNITIVE FACTORSChapter 6Cognitive Schemas, Beliefs, and AssumptionsDavid J. A. Dozois and Aaron T. BeckChapter 7Information Processing: Attention and MemoryRick E. Ingram, Dana K. Steidtmann, and Steven L. BistrickyChapter 8Optimism and PessimismStephen M. Schueller and Martin E. P. SeligmanChapter 9Ruminative Response StyleBlaire E. Wisco and Susan Nolen-HoeksemaChapter 10Negative Cognitive StyleLauren B. Alloy, Lyn Y. Abramson, Jessica Keyser, Rachel K. Gerstein, and Louisa G. SylviaChapter 11Social Problem Solving as a Risk Factor for DepressionArthur M. Nezu, Christine Maguth Nezu, and Melissa A. ClarkChapter 12The Roots of Depression in Early Attachment ExperiencesGreg Moran, Heidi Bailey, and Carey Anne DeOliveiraChapter 13Life Events and HasslesKate L. HarknessChapter 14Parental Psychopathology and Parenting Style/Attachment as Risk Factors of DepressionCecilia A. Essau and Satoko SasagawaChapter 15Marriage and Relationship IssuesMark A. Whisman and Roselinde KaiserChapter 16Low Social Support and Major DepressionBrian Lakey and Arika CroninChapter 17Stress Generation and DepressionConstance Hammen and Josephine H. ShihChapter 18Reassurance Seeking and Negative Feedback SeekingKatherine A. Timmons and Thomas E. Joiner, Jr.Chapter 19AvoidanceNicole D. Ottenbreit and Keith S. Dobson