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© 1992

Hanging On and Letting Go

Understanding the Onset, Progression, and Remission of Depression

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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

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Colorado at Colorado SpringColorado SpringsUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Hanging On and Letting Go
  • Book Subtitle Understanding the Onset, Progression, and Remission of Depression
  • Authors Tom Pyszczynski
    Jeff Greenberg
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-9191-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-97756-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-9193-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-9191-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 169
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychology, general
    Psychiatry
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