"Available in both English and Spanish-language editions, the newest book in the Buena Salud[trademark symbol] Guides series written specifically for the growing U.S. Latino population by the president and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health. This authoritative and accessible guide covers a health topic not traditionally addressed in the Hispanic community. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more than one in eight Hispanics report depression, more than a third of Hispanics reporting depression have symptoms of major depression, and more than one in ten Latina high school students report a suicide attempt. At the same time, Hispanics are less likely to seek treatment for depression. A practicing clinical psychologist and the president and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, Dr. Jane L. Delgado provides readers with a concise guide to everything they need to know about depression and its many forms. She answers the most asked questions about depression, debunks common myths, and offers readers information they can trust on treating and managing this condition. The book addresses: how to overcome cultural barriers to recognizing and seeking help for depression, including machismo and aguantando (enduring) the relationship between depression and chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis medication, therapy options, genetics, alternative treatments, and the influence of environmental factors real-life stories andthe social and physical differences in how men and women deal with depression. With a ten-point program for good health and emotional well-being, this valuable guide also includes a resource section with tools to help readers take control, key questionsto ask a health care provider, and advice on choosing a psychotherapist"--
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