Kumpulan Jurnal Nasional & Internasional
|Book review Lifting the weight, Praeger, New York|
ABSTRAK: Martin Kantor, a North American psychiatrist, is a prolific writer, with over a dozen books to his name. In his new book, Lifting the Weight: Understanding Depression in Men, Its Causes and Solutions, Kantor argues that depression in men may be Ďatypicalí in that it may be experienced and expressed in ways that are different to women, e.g. as a hypomanic denial of depression. Theoretically, the book tends towards a psychiatric perspective on depression (e.g. the use of categories of diagnosis e.g. for personality types), an as well relies on a psychodynamic framework. Thus, the book would be of
most interest to similarly inclined professionals and clients. Nevertheless, the author is also at pains to establish a holistic approach to understanding and treating depression in men, and this broad perspective is a strength of the book. Indeed, I suspect many if not most counsellors/psychotherapists nowadays would incorporate multiple theoretical perspectives and approaches, where appropriate, even if they were mainly trained in one theoretical tradition.
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