The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 13, 1996 · Page 66
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 66

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Rosen's experience led her to study depression and families for eight years and to co-author, with clinical psychologist Xavier Amador, the new book When Someone You Love Is Depressed (THE FREE PRESS, $22). She discovered depression is guilty of blueing not just the lives of its sufferers — about 18 million Americans a year — but also the lives of their loved ones. The focus on treating depression comes at a time when a new study sponsored by the World Bank and World Health Organization concludes that by 2020 severe depression will be the globe's No. 2 health problem, behind heart disease. "Depression can be contagious," Rosen says. Among her findings: likely to be depressed if you live with a depressed person, a new book warns People living with someone who is depressed are four times likelier to be depressed themselves; spouses of the depressed are more vulnerable to emotional problems; and couples therapy can be more effective in preventing a relapse of depression than individual therapy. Rosen and Amador's book is the first of several new volumes on depression: • Breaking the Patterns of Depression (DOUBLEDAY, $22.95), by Michael D. Yapko, is due in December. Yapko argues that depression is a cycle that must be treated in terms of patterns and not individual episodes. • / Don't Want to Talk About It (ScuiuNER, $24), by Terrence Real, discusses the "hidden," usually undiagnosed, depression of men. Due in January. • The Cruelty of Depression (ADUISON- WESLEV. $20), by Jacques Hassoun, focuses on the relevance of childhood to depression. Due early next year, ca A SELF-QUIZ: IS YOUR PARTNER DEPRESSING YOU? October is National Depression Month. If your spouse/significant other is depressed, take this quiz—created for USA WEEKEND by psychologist-author Xavier Amador — to determine the extent to which you have been affected. Answer "yes" or "no" to each question. 1. Are you less interested In spending time with your partner? 2. Do you feel frustrated because your attempts to help him/her are shunned? 3. Do you find yourself spending so much time with your partner you no longer have time for other people and activities? 4. Are you experiencing signs of depression: feeling down or worthless; less Interested In your usual activities; taking less pleasure in life; trouble with sleep, weight, appetite? 5. Do you feel more isolated than usual? 6. Are you tense, anxious? 7. Do you feel less attractive because your partner has been less Interested in sex? 8. Have you considered splitting up? 9. Have you or your partner lost income because of job loss or missed work since the onset of the depression? 10. Have you and your partner been drinking more than usual, or using drugs? 11. Do you worry that your partner has lost the will to live? 12. Are you and your partner arguing more? SCORING: How many times did you answer "yes"? 942: Severe trouble. Seek help. You are greatly affected by your partner's depression, fcu are at risk of depression yourself. 5-8: Moderate trouble. Time for concern. You may feel overburdened, resentful, stressed out and distant from your partner, team more about depression and its secondary effects. 4 or fewer: Uttle or no trouble. But keep your eyes open. 12 USA WEEKEND • Oct. 11-1J. 1996

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