Depression and Anxiety
Frank M. Dattilio
1. A couple or family in crisis is one of the most volatile situations that a mental health professional is likely to encounter during his or her career. 2. The mental health therapist should never be concerned with covert diagnoses in the relationships when treating depression or anxiety. 3. ICD–10 is the preferred diagnostic system used in North America over the DSM-IV. 4. Bipolar disorders are the most commonly seen disorders in couples. 5. A cyclothvmic disorder is characterized by a prominent and persistent disturbance oj mood judged to be a direct physiological consequence oj drug abuse and medication. 6. The terms severity, psychotic, remission, chronic are just a jew of the specifiers used with depressive diagnosis. 7. There is veiy little research on the co-occurring relationships between marital and family distress. 8. When depression and marital problems are concomitant, the treatment of choice is marital therapy. 9. ft has been found that the risk of depressive symptoms increases ten-fold in individuals when marital distress exists. 10. Depression in couples tends to be acute rather than chronic. 11. One of the focal points of disorder-specific couples intervention for both depression and anxiety is to identify secondary gain. 12. Pharmacotherapy has proven to be an effective adjunct to the treatment of both depression and anxiety among couples. 13. Social phobia is the most common type of anxiety disorder found with couples in distress.