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Risk Factors in Depression - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080450780, 9780080560564

Risk Factors in Depression

1st Edition

Editors: Keith Dobson David Dozois
eBook ISBN: 9780080560564
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080450780
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 31st July 2008
Page Count: 510
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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


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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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