Men and Depression

1st Edition

Clinical and Empirical Perspectives

Print ISBN: 9780121775407
eBook ISBN: 9780080511412
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 12th November 1999
Page Count: 208
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Men and Depression: Clinical and Empirical Perspectives is the only book currently available that integrates psychological theories and the latest research findings with clinical recommendations for working with men who are suffering from depression. This volume covers a wide range of topics and issues that relate to men and depression, including: assessment of male depression; statistics on depression in men; theories to explain depression in men; treating depression in men with both pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy; the interrelation of grief, loss, trauma, and depression in men; the problem of suicide and how to assess and treat suicide risk in men; and prospects for future work in this important area. This is a unique reference and practical guide that integrates and evaluates research and clinical practice relating to the diagnosis and treatment of men with depression. The volume explores why men are underdiagnosed and undertreated for mood disorders and provides the clinician with practical guidelines for conceptualizing a treatment plan for men with depression.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Only book on the current market to address the complex nature of male depression

  • Integrates the latest research findings and clinical innovations
  • Offers guidelines for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of male depression
  • Addresses pharmacological treatments and their implications
  • Extensively illustrated with case material and clinical inquiries


Clinicians in the field working with men in their clinical practices; those in academic or research positions who are seeking a comprehensive treatment of the topic of male depression.

Table of Contents

Preface. Figuring Depression in Men: Defining the Terms of Depression. Relating Traditional Models of Depression to Male Depression. Loss, Trauma, Grief, and Masked Depression in Men. Assessing Depression in Men.

S. Stuart, Psychopharmacologic Treatment of Depression in Men. Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Depression in Men. The Murder of the Self: Men and Suicide. Reflections on Theorizing, Diagnosing, and Treating Male Depression. References. Index.


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"This is an extremely thoughtful analysis of the ways men express and experience depression, and the causes of depression in men. Cochran and Rabinowitz mix careful scholarship with clinical insights and vignettes. This book will be helpful both for clinicians and for researchers concerned with the special issues of men and depression." @source:--SUSAN NOLEN-HOEKSEMA, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Director, Gender and Mental Health Program, University of Michigan @qu:"A much needed volume for a sorely understudied topic. Indeed, according to the stereotypes that define manhood, "men and depression" would be considered by some to be an oxymoron. As Drs. Cochran and Rabinowitz so clearly demonstrate, such stereotypes often prevent men from seeking help for depression, contributing to their greater likelihood of committing suicide. Men and Depression is a vital resource for the clinician providing the most up-to-date information on the recognition, variation, diagnosis and treatment of depression in men." @source:--RONALD F. LEVANT, Ed.D., ABPP Co-Author, Masculinity Reconstructed, Dean, Psychology, Nova Southeastern University @qu:"This is an excellent book! Readable and informative, it provides a comprehensive review of the literature on male depression--a condition often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. The authors review the ways in which the role of cultural expectations can make it difficult for men to understand and accept depressed feelings and the pressure from society not to admit to them. They suggest that the underestimation of male depression rates occurs because depression often disguises itself as alcoholism, anti-social behavior or somatic symptoms. Somatization increases the risk of mistaken diagnoses by physicians and delayed recovery from illness or surgery. The authors also present the encouraging information that response to therapeutic interve