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Hanging On and Letting Go

Understanding the Onset, Progression, and Remission of Depression

  • Tom Pyszczynski
  • Jeff Greenberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Tom Pyszczynski, Jeff Greenberg
    Pages 1-12
  3. Tom Pyszczynski, Jeff Greenberg
    Pages 13-26
  4. Tom Pyszczynski, Jeff Greenberg
    Pages 27-40
  5. Tom Pyszczynski, Jeff Greenberg
    Pages 41-57
  6. Tom Pyszczynski, Jeff Greenberg
    Pages 59-76
  7. Tom Pyszczynski, Jeff Greenberg
    Pages 77-93
  8. Tom Pyszczynski, Jeff Greenberg
    Pages 95-111
  9. Tom Pyszczynski, Jeff Greenberg
    Pages 113-132
  10. Tom Pyszczynski, Jeff Greenberg
    Pages 133-145
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 147-169

About this book

Introduction

Hanging On and Letting Go: Understanding the Onset, Progression, and Remission of Depression presents a complementary rather than a competing theory of depression, which will interest a wide spectrum of practicing psychotherapists, researchers studying depression, and personality and social psychologists interested in the more general issues of motivation and the self. While many contemporary theories are derived from fragmentary often unsystematic assumptions about human behavior, the theory presented in this book looks at the whole human being before mapping out the various manifestations of depression, its causes, its development and its treatment. An integrated and substantial conception of self-awareness and self-regulatory processes constitutes the framework which helps to explain depression-related phenomena. The authors proceed to posit vulnerability factors that predict depression in those who experience loss, and they scrutinize spontaneous remission of depression, which occurs more frequently than researchers generally assume. This book makes an important contribution to the battle against the suffering that depression brings on.

Keywords

Motivation attention awareness depression personality prevention psychotherapy suicide

Authors and affiliations

  • Tom Pyszczynski
    • 1
  • Jeff Greenberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Colorado at Colorado SpringColorado SpringsUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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