Pharmacotherapy of Depression

Editors: Ciraulo, Domenic A., Shader, Richard (Eds.)

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Recently acquired knowledge about the various subtypes of depression, the introduction of novel antidepressant medications, and the functioning of the brain during depression have led to a complexity of treatment options that did not exist a decade ago. In Pharmacotherapy of Depression, well-recognized clinician-scientists who have worked extensively in both basic and clinical research, as well as in clinical practice, explain in detail the welter of therapeutic options available to frontline physicians who prescribe antidepressants. Single-mindedly concentrating on information of high relevance to their daily clinical use, the authors review the latest developments concerning these medications and demonstrate how experts in the field approach the treatment of depression. Their clinical recommendations cover a wide range of uses in special populations, including geriatric depression, bipolar depression, psychotic depression, substance abuse and depression, HIV/AIDS-related depression, depression associated with pregnancy, posttraumatic stress disorder, and depression in children. As necessary background to optimal prescribing, the authors also survey the biological theories of depression, explain their implications for current and new treatments, and clarify the clinical pharmacology and therapeutics of today's antidepressant medications. An accompanying compact disk allows the downloading of an ebook version to the reader's PC or PDA.
Comprehensive and state-of-the-art, Pharmacotherapy of Depression offers busy clinicians from many disciplines a gold-standard practical guide and reference to the safe and effective use of the latest antidepressant medications.

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"This is good review of the literature for practicing psychiatrists. . .An added bonus is an electronic edition of the book provided on CD-ROM. Topics covered include an overview of biological theories of depression, a general review of the clinical pharmacology of antidepressants, treatment of geriatric depression, bipolar disorder, depression in psychotic disorders, substance abuse and depression, depression in HIV, diagnosis and treatment during pregnancy and lactation, PTSD, and treatment of children and adolescents. Each chapter is referenced with relevant and timely citations of the literature. The index section is helpful.."-Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

"...the book is clearly written as a sensible guide for clinicians, and many of the chapters directly address readers with straightforward instructions about what to think about, what to look out for, and what to do." - Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pharmacotherapy of Depression
Editors
  • Domenic A. Ciraulo
  • Richard Shader
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-59259-792-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59259-792-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 349
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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