Risk Factors in Depression

Risk Factors in Depression

1st Edition - July 31, 2008

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  • Editors: Keith Dobson, David Dozois
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080560564

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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.

Key Features

  • Allows reader to compare and contrast the relative states of development of different models and their databases
  • Examines the predictive power of these models related to various phases of clinical depression, including onset, maintenance, and relapse
  • Provides an examination of the therapeutic implications of comprehensive and integrative models of depression


Clinical psychologists and researchers in clinical psychology, psychiatry, graduate students in psychopathology, other allied mental health professionals.

Table of Contents

  • Table of Contents



    Chapter 1
    Assessing Risk Factors in Models of Depression
    Keith S. Dobson and David J. A. Dozois


    Chapter 2
    Genetic Risk and Familial Transmission of Depression
    Stanley Zammit, Liz Forty, and Nick Craddock

    Chapter 3
    Neural Structures as Risk Factors of Depression
    Rajamannar Ramabuubu and Glenda MacQueen

    Chapter 4
    Neurochemical and Transmitter Models of Depression
    Hymie Anisman, Kim Matheson and Shawn Hayley

    Chapter 5
    Sleep Dysregulation and Related Regulatory Models
    Anne Germain and Michael E. Thase


    Chapter 6
    Cognitive Schemas, Beliefs, and Assumptions
    David J. A. Dozois and Aaron T. Beck

    Chapter 7
    Information Processing: Attention and Memory
    Rick E. Ingram, Dana K. Steidtmann, and Steven L. Bistricky

    Chapter 8
    Optimism and Pessimism
    Stephen M. Schueller and Martin E. P. Seligman

    Chapter 9
    Ruminative Response Style
    Blaire E. Wisco and Susan Nolen-Hoeksema

    Chapter 10
    Negative Cognitive Style
    Lauren B. Alloy, Lyn Y. Abramson, Jessica Keyser, Rachel K. Gerstein, and Louisa G. Sylvia

    Chapter 11
    Social Problem Solving as a Risk Factor for Depression
    Arthur M. Nezu, Christine Maguth Nezu, and Melissa A. Clark

    Chapter 12
    The Roots of Depression in Early Attachment Experiences
    Greg Moran, Heidi Bailey, and Carey Anne DeOliveira

    Chapter 13
    Life Events and Hassles
    Kate L. Harkness

    Chapter 14
    Parental Psychopathology and Parenting Style/Attachment as Risk Factors of Depression
    Cecilia A. Essau and Satoko Sasagawa

    Chapter 15
    Marriage and Relationship Issues
    Mark A. Whisman and Roselinde Kaiser

    Chapter 16
    Low Social Support and Major Depression
    Brian Lakey and Arika Cronin

    Chapter 17
    Stress Generation and Depression
    Constance Hammen and Josephine H. Shih

    Chapter 18
    Reassurance Seeking and Negative Feedback Seeking
    Katherine A. Timmons and Thomas E. Joiner, Jr.

    Chapter 19
    Nicole D. Ottenbreit and Keith S. Dobson

Product details

  • No. of pages: 510
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2008
  • Published: July 31, 2008
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080560564

About the Editors

Keith Dobson

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

David Dozois

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

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