Persistent Depressive Disorders

Publication Year: 2019

Edition: 1st Ed.

Authors/Editor: Penberthy, J. Kim

Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing GmbH

ISBN: 978-0-88-937505-5

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 94

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This compact guide is packed with the latest knowledge on the assessment and treatment of persistent depressive disorders (PDDs) – the new DSM-5 diagnosis that amalgamates the categories dysthymic disorder (DD), chronic major depression (MDD), and DD with major depressive episode (MDE).

Written by a leading expert, the book guides us through the complexities of assessing PDDs and the models for understanding how these difficult-to-identify and potentially life-threatening disorders develop and are maintained over long periods. It then outlines those therapies that have the strongest evidence base. The author goes on to explore in detail the cognitive behavioral analysis system of psychotherapy (CBASP), a treatment specifically developed for PDDs. This compelling integrated approach incorporates components of learning, developmental, interpersonal, and cognitive theory with aspects of interpersonal mindfulness. We are led expertly through the therapeutic process using clinical vignettes and practical tips, with particular attention paid to identifying the assessment and therapy methods most valuable in CBASP. Printable tools in the appendices can be used in daily practice.

This book will interest clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, counselors, and students.

Learn how to assess and treat persistent depressive disorders (PDDs).

  • Expert guidance through the assessment process
  • Highlights the best treatment practices
  • Focuses on the cognitive behavioral analysis system of psychotherapy (CBASP)
  • Full of hands-on tips, real-life case studies, and clinical pearls


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing GmbH
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Penberthy, J. Kim
ISBN: 978-0-88-937505-5
Language: English
Edition: 1st Ed.
Pages: 106
Year: 2019
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 94