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Restoring Intimacy
Restoring Intimacy:
The Patient's Guide to Maintaining Relationships During Depression
       

Published by the
National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association

Now the
Depression & Bipolar Alliance

Contributors

  • Drew Pinsky, M.D.
  • Anita H. Clayton, M.D.
  • David L. Dunner, M.D.
  • Robert Hirschfeld, M.D.
  • Martha M. Manning, Ph.D.
  • Laura Epstein Rosen, Ph.D.
  • Thomas N. Wise, M.D.

Paperback

ISBN:
0967389305

114 pages

Pub 10/99

       

Intimacy is the foundation of a healthy relationship," says Lydia Lewis, Executive Director of National DMDA. Depression and some of its treatments can disrupt intimacy and jeopardize relationships. Restoring Intimacy is aimed at helping people maintain these connections during depression."

We published this book so that people can experience full intimacy while effectively managing their depression and treatment.

By bringing together the expertise of seven noted authorities and answering many difficult questions about depression's effect on relationships, Restoring Intimacy will provide invaluable coping strategies for anyone living with depression; it will give people the assistance they need to manage their illness and experience the fullness of their lives."

The co-authors of Restoring Intimacy are nationally-known mental health experts who answered questions on depression and relationships. Their responses appear under helpful chapters such as Diagnosing Depression, Relationship Issues: Dealing with Depression together and Getting the Help You Need.

       

Table of Contents
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CHAPTER 1: DIAGNOSING DEPRESSION

  • What Is Depression?
  • Who Is Likely to Be Affected and for How Long?

CHAPTER 2: TREATING DEPRESSION

  • Psychotherapy (Talk Therapy)
  • Medication
  • Medication Treatment and Side Effects
  • Depression in Men versus Women

CHAPTER 3: RELATIONSHIP ISSUES: DEALING WITH DEPRESSION TOGETHER

  • Helping Yourself or Your Partner Identify and Get Treated for Depression
  • Helping Yourself or Your Partner through Sexual Dysfunction
  • Dealing with the Strain on Your Emotional Intimacy
  • When You Both Suffer from Depression
  • When There Are Children at Home

CHAPTER 4: GETTING THE HELP YOU NEED

  • Finding the Doctor You Need
  • Problems with Insurance Coverage

CHAPTER 5: RESOURCES

  • Self Tests
  • Where to Go for Additional Information or Help
  • Recommended Reading
  • Medication Currently Prescribed to Treat Depression
  • Contributor Biographies

Index


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