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ACT with Affective Disorders

  • Robert D. Zettle
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Abstract

The human, social, and financial costs associated with affective disorders in general, and major depression in particular, are well-documented. Lifetime prevalence rates for major depression in the United States range up to 17.1% (Welshman et al., 1996), while those for bipolar disorder are significantly lower at approximately 1% (Myers et al., 1984). Major depression is expected to become the second leading cause of disability worldwide by 2020 and, by itself, is estimated to cost businesses in this country $70 billion annually in health care, lost productivity, and other expenses (Tanouye, 2001). Tragically, such “other costs” can include the permanent loss of employees. About 15% of individuals who have been diagnosed with major depression will commit suicide at some point during the life span (Maris, Berman, Maltsberger, & Yufit, 1992).

Keywords

Affective Disorder Suicidal Behavior Cognitive Therapy Experiential Avoidance Emotional Control 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

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