ERIC Number: ED462643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Depresion: Lo Que Toda Mujer Debe Saber (Depression: What Every Woman Should Know).
National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD.
This publication, written in Spanish, explains why women are at greater risk for depression than men. Types of depressive illnesses are explained along with the symptoms. It states that some women are predisposed genetically to depression but biochemical, environmental, psychological, and social factors also often contribute to its occurrence. Depression is considered at the different stages of a woman's life, including during adolescence, childbirth, and old age. Depression is a treatable illness and interventions can include a combination of medication, herbal therapy, psychotherapy, and electroconvulsive therapy. Where to go for help is discussed and several national organizations are listed for additional information. (Contains 11 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Biological Influences, Depression (Psychology), Developmental Stages, Emotional Problems, Environmental Influences, Females, Intervention, Outcomes of Treatment, Pharmacology, Predictor Variables, Psychopathology, Psychotherapy, Social Influences, Spanish Americans, Spanish Speaking, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
Office of Communications and Public Liason, Information Resources and Inquiries Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, 6001 Executive Blvd., Rm. 8184, MSC 9663, Bethesda, MD 20892-9663. Tel: 301-443-4513; Tel: 301-443-8431 (TTY); Fax: 301-443-4279; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.nimh.nih.gov. For full text: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publist/sp_014794.cfm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD.