Clinical Depression

The resources included here are useful starting places when seeking information on clinical depression.

Organizations and Associations
  • Mental Health America - A series of fact sheets on mental health issues, including depression and bipolar disorder.
  • National Institute of Mental Health. - This is a federally funded site from the National Institutes of Health with research fact sheets on bipolar disorder and depression.
  • SAMHSA's Related Topics & Programs - Links to fact sheets put out by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.  Covers a variety of mental health issues and includes major depression in children and adolescents, mood disorders, traditional therapies, and more.
  • American Psychological Association - Home page of the APA. Offers up to date research on a variety of topics, including depression and other disorders. Especially good for cutting edge research.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - This is a non-profit, patient run organization that seeks to educate and promote understanding of depression and bipolar disorder.  Offer scientific, research based information in non-technical language. Offers information on a number of subgroups, including children, women, men, and older adults.
  • Depression Alliance On-line - Non-profit, British organization that offers message boards, information, and other on-line resources for people with depression. Includes symptoms, treatments, campaigns, and groups.
General Web Resources
  • Internet Mental Health - Provides links to many sites about mental illness. Includes mood disorders, depression and suicide in children and adolescents, depression in older adults, and pregnancy and postpartum depression. Also has links to rating scales, treatment guidelines, web community, stories of recovery and personal experiences, booklets, and external links on brain anatomy and functioning.
  • What you need to know about depression. - Offers a wide variety of links to mental health organizations and their on-line resources.

Busse Library Resources

Reference books
  • Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders./ c2013  RC 455.2 .C4D536 REF
  • Encyclopedia of aging. /c1995  RJ 503.3 .H36 REF
  • Encyclopedia of mental health./ c2001  RC 437 .K34 REF
  • Encyclopedia of psychology./ c2000  BF 31 .E522 REF
  • Gale encyclopedia of mental disorders./ c2003  RC 437 .G35 REF
  • Handbook of child and adolescent psychiatry./ c1997  RJ 499.3 .H358 REF
  • Magill's encyclopedia of social science psychology./ c2003  BF 31 .M33 REF
  • Psychology of women: a handbook of issues and theories./ c1993 HQ 1206 .P747 REF
Childhood and adolescent depression
  • Depression and suicide. c1998  Video RC 537.D4x
  • Teen depression. c1996  Video RJ 506.D4T43
  • Dubuque, Nicholas. Kid power tactics for dealing with depression./ c1996.  RJ 506 .D4D636x
  • Dubuque, Susan. A parent's survival guide to childhood depression./ c1996  RJ 506.D4D838X
  • Waltz, Mitzi.  Bipolar disorders: a guide to helping children and adolescents./ eBook.
  • Zarb, Janet. Cognitive-behavioral assessment and therapy with adolescents./ c1992  RJ 516 .F45
Depression in Women
  • Formanek, Ruth. Women and depression: a lifespan perspective./ c1987 RC 537.W66
  • Guttentag, Marcia. The mental health of women./ c1980.  RC 451.4 .N6
  • McGrath, Ellen. Women and depression: risk factors and treatment issues. Final report of the APA's national task force on women and depression./ c1990 RC 537 .R67
  • Scarf, Maggie. Unfinished business: pressure points in the lives of women. / c1980  RC 451 .W6S34
General resources and treatment
  • Nolan-Hoeksma, Susan. Sex differences in depression./ c1990  RC 537 .N65
  • Fieve, Ronald. Moodswing: Dr. Fieve on depression./ c1989 .RC 516 .F45
  • Glick, Ira. Treating depression./ c1995  RC 537 .T734
  • Healy, David. The antidepressant era./c1997 RM 332 .H42
  • Persons, Jacqueline. Essential aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy for depression./ c2001  RC 537 .P436
  • Segal, Zindel. Mindfulness based cognitive therapy for depression: a new approach to preventing relapse./ c2002  RC 537 .S44


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