Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Depression and Physical Illness by Andrew Steptoe

Depression and physical illness are intimately related. Depressed mood is thought to contribute to the development and progression of some illnesses, while physical illness can in turn increase the risk of depression. This book provides a critical overview of the evidence linking depression with several major health conditions, including coronary heart disease, diabetes, cancer, chronic pain, disability, chronic fatigue and obesity. It also explores the biological and behavioural processes underlying the association, discussing the role of neuroendocrine, immunological and inflammatory pathways, and the relationship between depression and health behaviours such as smoking, physical activity and adherence to medical advice. It combines a thorough analysis of the clinical, biological and epidemiological data with guidance to health professionals and patients on how to manage depression in people suffering from physical illness, pointing the way to an integrated approach to health care.

Buy Depression and Physical Illness by Andrew Steptoe from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521603607
ISBN-10: 0521603609
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 174mm x 22mm)
Pages: 434
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Depression and Physical Illness by Andrew Steptoe

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Depression and Physical Illness book by Andrew Steptoe and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Andrew Steptoe

Andrew Steptoe has published more than 350 journal articles and chapters, and is author or editor of 14 books. His main research interests are in psychosocial aspects of physical illness, health behaviour and psychophysiology.

Books By Andrew Steptoe

Genius and the Mind by Andrew Steptoe
Hardback, June 1998
Psychosocial Processes and Health by Andrew Steptoe
Paperback, October 1994
Mozart-Da Ponte Operas by Andrew Steptoe
Paperback, September 1990