Pharmacotherapy of Depression

Pharmacotherapy of Depression

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This gold-standard practical guide and reference to the safe and effective use of the latest antidepressant medications comprehensively explains 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, post-traumatic stressdisorder, and depression in children.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 364 pages
  • 154 x 234 x 34mm | 839.16g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 11 black & white illustrations
  • 1588291391
  • 9781588291394

Table of contents

Biological Theories of Depression and Implications for Current and New Treatments. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics of Antidepressants. Antidepressant Treatment of Geriatric Depression. Treatment of Bipolar Depression. Treatment of Depression in Psychotic Disorders. Substance Abuse and Depression. Depressive Disorders in the Context of HIV/AIDS: Prevalence and Treatment. Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression During Pregnancy and Lactation. Antidepressant Treatments in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Antidepressant Therapy in Children and Adolescents: An Overview for the Generalist. Index.show more

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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 Journalshow more

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