ABC of Anxiety and Depression is a practical guide to the assessment, treatment and management of patients with anxiety and depression as they commonly present in primary care.
It begins with an introduction to views on the understanding of anxiety and depression. The following chapters cover how anxiety and depression present in different patient groups such as children and young people, adults, older people and during antenatal/postnatal periods. It then addresses anxiety and depression as comorbidities with chronic illness, and within special populations and settings.
The options for treatment and management of anxiety and depression are considered with guidance on when referral to secondary care may be appropriate and the current best practice in psychological therapies, drug treatment and social interventions. Cases are used to illustrate the complexities of managing patients with anxiety and depression.
The title concludes with an important chapter on practitioner well–being.ABC of Anxiety and Depression is a practical resource all general practitioners and family physicians working with patients with anxiety and depressive disorders. It is also relevant for primary health care professionals who are part of clinical teams treating patients with anxiety and depression, and conditions where anxiety and depression are common comorbidities, as well as psychologists, counsellors, social workers, and medical and nursing students.
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1 Introduction: Anxiety and Depression, 1Linda Gask and Carolyn Chew–Graham
2 Anxiety and Depression in Children and Adolescents, 5Jane Roberts and Aaron Vallance
3 Anxiety and Depression in Adults, 9David Kessler and Linda Gask
4 Anxiety and Depression in Older People, 15Carolyn Chew–Graham and Cornelius Katona
5 Antenatal and Postnatal Mental Health, 19Carol Henshaw and James Patterson
6 Anxiety and Depression: Long–Term Conditions, 23Sarah Alderson and Allan House
7 Bereavement and Grief, 27Linda Gask and Carolyn Chew–Graham
8 Anxiety, Depression and Ethnicity, 31Waquas Waheed, Carolyn Chew–Graham and Linda Gask
9 Special Settings: The Criminal Justice System, 35Richard Byng and Judith Forrest
10 Brief Psychological Interventions for Anxiety and Depression, 40Clare Baguley, Jody Comiskey and Chloe Preston
11 Anxiety and Depression: Drugs, 46R. Hamish McAllister–Williams and Sarah Yates
12 Psychosocial Interventions in the Community for Anxiety and Depression, 53Linda Gask and Carolyn Chew–Graham
13 Looking After Ourselves, 57Ceri Dornan and Louise Ivinson
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Linda Gask, Centre for Primary Care, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Carolyn Chew–Graham, Research Institute, Primary Care and Health Sciences and National School for Primary Care Research, Keele University, Keele, UK