Milestones in Drug Therapy

Bipolar Depression: Molecular Neurobiology, Clinical Diagnosis and Pharmacotherapy

Editors: Zarate Jr., Carlos A., Manji, Husseini K. (Eds.)

  • Comprehensive volume covering neurobiology, clinical results and the development of novel therapeutics
  • Edited by leading experts in the field
  • International authorship
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Although our knowledge of mood disorders in general is expanding steadily, comparatively little is known about bipolar depression in particular. This book brings together leading clinicians and preclinical and clinical researchers to offer the most up-to-date information about the diagnosis, treatment, and research surrounding bipolar depression.

Early chapters provide valuable diagnostic information, and review the course, outcome, and genetics of this highly heritable condition, allowing clinicians to distinguish between the various mood disorders. The book offers a thorough and unique overview of the neurobiology of the disorder, including what is known from recent neuroimaging work. Several chapters delineate the treatment of bipolar depression in special populations such as children and pregnant women, and another chapter addresses the particular issues of suicide, focusing on the need for assessment during both acute and maintenance treatment with interventions appropriate to a patient's symptoms and history. Finally, the book covers acute and long-term treatment strategies for bipolar depression, including both traditional and novel therapeutics for the disorder, as well as non-pharmacological treatments.


This book has assembled a widely respected group of preclinical and clinical researchers who bring their expertise to bear upon this illness. It offers researchers, clinicians, and postgraduate students key insights into this devastating disorder.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • The history of bipolar disorders

    Marneros, Andreas

    Pages 3-16

  • The clinical diagnosis of bipolar depression

    Parker, Gordon B. (et al.)

    Pages 17-28

  • Course and outcome of bipolar disorder — focusing on depressive aspects

    Treuer, Tamas (et al.)

    Pages 29-46

  • Suicide and bipolar disorder

    Rihmer, Zoltán

    Pages 47-56

  • The genetic basis of bipolar disorder

    Schulze, Thomas G. (et al.)

    Pages 59-76

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bipolar Depression: Molecular Neurobiology, Clinical Diagnosis and Pharmacotherapy
Editors
  • Carlos A. Zarate Jr.
  • Husseini K. Manji
Series Title
Milestones in Drug Therapy
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Basel
eBook ISBN
978-3-7643-8567-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7643-8567-5
Series ISSN
2296-6056
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 279
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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