Depressionen gehören mittlerweile zu den häufigsten Gründen für Krankschreibungen und sind die häufigste Ursache für Frühberentung. Klassische medizinische Erklärungs- und Behandlungsmodelle scheinen daran nichts zu ändern. Der Psychiater Gerhard Dieter Ruf plädiert für ein Verständnis, das Depressionen und chronische Verstimmungen nicht nur biologisch, sondern auch unter sozialen Aspekten betrachtet. Die ´´Krankheit´´ erscheint dann nicht als unausweichliches Schicksal, sondern kann als Ausdruck nicht stimmiger Lebensumstände Sinn gewinnen. Systemische Therapie versucht, solche alternativen Sichtweisen anzubieten, sie auf Gültigkeit zu prüfen und für Klienten fruchtbar zu machen. Dieses Buch macht die psychischen und sozialen Muster bei Depression und Dysthymia deutlich und stellt die entsprechenden systemischen Therapiemethoden vor. Fallbeispiele illustrieren die ambulante Praxis, aktuelle wissenschaftliche Erklärungen vertiefen die Theorie, wo das notwendig ist. Ergänzend zum Buch stehen Therapiekarten mit konkreten Interventionen zum Download zur Verfügung.
There is a tendency to use the word depression to describe periods or episodes of sadness that each of us experience from time to time. And for many of us, during these periods it is not always easy to discern where normal sorrow ends and clinical depression begins. Yet, anyone who has ever experienced an episode of major depression knows - at least after the depression has lifted - that what they feel is more than just ongoing or persistent sadness. According to doctors, clinical depression is an illness characterized by a cluster of feelings, thoughts and behaviors that are remarkably distinct from a person´s normal range of feelings and functioning. Caused by a complex interaction of biologic, psychological and social factors, a major depressive disorder can make a person extremely sensitive to life circumstances, the least of which can throw him/her into total loss of hope. During a major depression, someone can become surrounded by feelings of sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, and emptiness, and these feelings can distort every thought and experience, making life seem hopeless and unworthy. Feelings of being deeply and continually deprived, unworthy, insignificant, and guilt-ridden build on feelings of sadness. At the same time, a person may feel chronically irritable, often exploding into anger and frustration. While a major depression may be triggered by some life event or circumstance, a person´s mood reaction may seem greatly exaggerated. However, depression has less to do with life´s events than with an individual´s existing vulnerability to the condition. In some cases, someone may experience a major depression as a single episode, but in most cases, clinical depression tends to recur periodically, reactively or cyclically. A major depressive episode could possibly last up to two or more years. When someone experiences milder depressive episodes, this is called dysthymia. For someone suffering from dysthymia, certain life circumstances, such 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Beard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078434/bk_acx0_078434_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dysthymia, or chronic depression as it is commonly known, is one of the most misunderstood psychological disorders. Although it is the most common mental disorder, it is taken very casually because there is lack of knowledge about the subject. Normally, when this disorder is diagnosed, they think that the life of that person is over. This myth has to be broken because there is no logical explanation. There is nothing to be shattered about, and hopelessness will only make it worse. The best thing is that the problem has been diagnosed, and we will discuss why it is so challenging to get it diagnosed. This book takes you step by step through every aspect of chronic depression, from diagnosis, to treatment plans, to dealing with a loved one with this disorder. Starting from recognizing the symptoms, analyzing the causes, and choosing the right medication, you will enrich your knowledge and learn how to overcome chronic depression. Depression is the most common mental illness in the world. It affects one out of six people. When a disease is so widespread and common, there are bound to be myths. All this makes dysthymia a very highly misunderstood disorder. People try to handle and treat this problem on their own, because they come across dozens of people who suffer from it, and they hear all kinds of stories about what worked for them and what did not. They form a belief system according to the stories they heard, not realizing that no two people are alike - and no two diseases are alike. If two people suffering from dysthymia are not alike, how will they respond the same way to the same treatment? It is not possible, and this is one of the main reasons why depression goes unnoticed, uncured, and misunderstood. This is also why most of the cases become chronic. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Lennon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035587/bk_acx0_035587_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beating the Blues:New Approaches to Overcoming Dysthymia and Chronic Mild Depression Michael E. Thase M.D., Susan S. Lang