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Pharmacotherapy of Depression

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

  • Updated and expanded for the second edition Includes a new chapter on treatment of depression in the medically ill Covers the Star*D trial, a NIMH study on adults who do not respond to first treatment with medication

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About this book

Comprehensive and state-of-the-art, the second edition of Pharmacotherapy of Depression offers major revisions of every chapter and the addition of new chapters by expert contributors. The first chapter reviews the neurobiology of depression, which lays the groundwork for understanding the mechanisms of action of antidepressants. In the next chapter, a review of the general principles guiding the diagnosis and medication treatment of unipolar depression is provided. The clinical pharmacology of antidepressants is reviewed in some detail, supplemented by tables that provide information on dosing, indications, and metabolism. Augmentation strategies are reviewed, including the use of non-traditional agents. The chapters that follow next address the use of antidepressants in special populations, such as the elderly and depressed individuals with psychosis, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, and post traumatic stress disorder. The complex issues involving the diagnosis and treatment of depression during pregnancy is thoroughly reviewed in Chapter 8 and provides a synthesis of the scientific literature in the area, one that is noted for contradictory and controversial findings, as well as guidelines for prescribing. The next chapter then provides an overview of the treatment of depression in the pediatric population, highlighting clinical concerns such as suicide risk. The book concludes with two chapters at the interface of medicine and psychiatry in the treatment of mood disorders: managing depression in primary care settings and depression associated with medical illnesses. The outstanding clinician-scientists who have contributed to this volume are all leaders in their fields and represent a broad spectrum of renowned institutions. A timely contribution to the literature, The Pharmacotherapy of Depression, Second Edition, offers busy clinicians from many disciplines a strong scientific foundation that seamlessly transitions into practical recommendations for clinical practice. The result is another gold-standard guide to the safe and effective use of the latest antidepressant medications.

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

“This is an update of a comprehensive book reviewing the neurobiological foundation and general principles and recommendations for the use of pharmacotherapy in the treatment of depression in a wide range of clinical presentations. … a broad intended audience that includes ‘practicing physicians, residents in psychiatry, neurology, and medicine as well as psychologists, medical students, social workers, nurses, mental health counselors and graduate students.’ … clinicians who use pharmacotherapeutic strategies to treat patients with depression will use this book the most.” (Aaron Plattner, Doody’s Review Service, May, 2011)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Biological Theories of Depression and Implications for Current and New Treatments

    Goldstein, David J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-32

  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeuticsof Antidepressants

    Ciraulo, Domenic A. (et al.)

    Pages 33-124

  • Antidepressant Treatment of Geriatric Depression

    Ciraulo, Domenic A. (et al.)

    Pages 125-183

  • Treatment of Psychotic Disorders

    Freudenreich, Oliver (et al.)

    Pages 185-196

  • Treatment of Bipolar Depression

    Post, Robert M.

    Pages 197-237

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eBook $129.00
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Hardcover $169.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pharmacotherapy of Depression
Editors
  • Domenic A. Ciraulo
  • Richard Shader
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-60327-435-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60327-435-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-60327-434-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-62703-827-0
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XI, 423
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