Section 1: Symptomatology and Epidemiology. Historical aspects of mood disorders. Classification of mood disorders. Epidemiology of mood disorders. Global burden of mood disorders. Rating scales for mood disorders. Section 2: Pathogenesis of Mood Disorders. Neurochemistry of mood disorders. Psychoneuroendocrinology of mood disorders. Cognitive processing models of depression. Social perspectives on mood disorders. Evolutionary explanations for mood and mood disorders. Section 3: Investigating Mood Disorder. Anatomical pathology. Molecular and cellular neurobiology of severe mood disorders. Brain imaging. Genetics of bipolar and unipolar disorders. Section 4: Somatic Interventions for Mood Disorders. Tricyclics, tetracyclics, and monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and newer antidepressants. Lithium and mood stabilizers. Antipsychotic medications. Targeting peptide and hormonal systems. Electroconvulsive therapy and transcranial magnetic stimulation. Vagus nerve stimulation and deep brain stimulation. Section 5: Psychotherapy of Mood Disorders. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression and dysthymia. Interpersonal psychotherapy for depression and dysthymic disorder. Psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapy for depression and dysthymia. Psychotherapy for bipolar disorder. Psychotherapy for depression in children and adolescents. Section 6: Integrative Management of Mood Disorders. Guidelines for the treatment of major depression. Guidelines for the treatment of bipolar disorder. Understanding and preventing suicide. Suicide in children and adolescents. Medication combination and augmentation strategies in the treatment of major depression. Section 7: Subtypes of Mood Disorders. Seasonal affective disorder. Atypical depression, dysthymia, cyclothymia. Psychotic depression. Pediatric mood disorders. Geriatric mood disorders. Section 8: Additional Perspectives on Mood Disorders. Depression in primary care. Depression in medical illness (secondary depression). Mood and substance use. Depression and personality. Depression and gender. Depression across cultures. Mood disorders and sleep. Index.
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