Depression and Physical Illness

Depression and Physical Illness

by Mary M. Robertson
     
 

Depression and Physical Illness, the sixth volume from the Perspectives in Psychiatry series, has been comprehensively compiled by international authorities in the field of depression. Concentrating on the presentation, assessment, aetiology, management and prognosis of depressive disorders in physical illnesses ranging from AIDS and cancer to cardiovascular disease…  See more details below

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Depression and Physical Illness, the sixth volume from the Perspectives in Psychiatry series, has been comprehensively compiled by international authorities in the field of depression. Concentrating on the presentation, assessment, aetiology, management and prognosis of depressive disorders in physical illnesses ranging from AIDS and cancer to cardiovascular disease and arthritis, this new work is essential reading for all those involved in the treatment of depression. The well-respected and experienced editors, Mary Robertson and Cornelius Katona have covered all aspects of the practical and clinical management of depression from pregnancy and childbirth, through childhood, adolescence and into elderly life.

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Reviewer: Jeffrey S. Ross, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This is the first edition of a textbook reviewing the comorbidity of depression and physical illness for the long-running Perspectives in Psychiatry series.
Purpose: The purpose is to review the overlap of depression and physical illness while offering practical approaches to the management of the specific comorbid condition. This objective is certainly worthwhile, especially because the improved tolerability of the newer antidepressants has greatly increased awareness of depression, and much of the treatment has been delegated to primary care physicians.
Audience: The stated audience includes psychiatry trainees, consultation-liaison psychiatrists, and non-psychiatric clinicians who are likely to encounter the comorbidity of depression and physical illness. The individual chapter authors are noted experts on their respective topics, and generally do a very good job reviewing the literature.
Features: The book consists of three parts, all mostly text, with occasional tables, figures, and a rare brain imaging reproduction to complement the text. Curiously, the editors boast about considerable use of case vignettes, which are virtually nonexistent with the exception of the chapter on skin diseases. The references appear mostly current, and the table of contents and index are exceptionally useful when referencing a specific medical disorder. The book's hardcover is plain but effective.
Assessment: This is a useful review textbook on the comorbidity of depression and physical disorders that can nicely aid the typical psychiatrist or primary care physician. The third section, which reviews the literature on specific medical disorders concomitant with depression, is especially worthwhile clinically as it appears well-researched and quite comprehensive. For those clinicians without such a reference, purchase of this book should be considered.
3 Stars from Doody
Jeffrey S. Ross
This is the first edition of a textbook reviewing the comorbidity of depression and physical illness for the long-running Perspectives in Psychiatry series. The purpose is to review the overlap of depression and physical illness while offering practical approaches to the management of the specific comorbid condition. This objective is certainly worthwhile, especially because the improved tolerability of the newer antidepressants has greatly increased awareness of depression, and much of the treatment has been delegated to primary care physicians. The stated audience includes psychiatry trainees, consultation-liaison psychiatrists, and non-psychiatric clinicians who are likely to encounter the comorbidity of depression and physical illness. The individual chapter authors are noted experts on their respective topics, and generally do a very good job reviewing the literature. The book consists of three parts, all mostly text, with occasional tables, figures, and a rare brain imaging reproduction to complement the text. Curiously, the editors boast about considerable use of case vignettes, which are virtually nonexistent with the exception of the chapter on skin diseases. The references appear mostly current, and the table of contents and index are exceptionally useful when referencing a specific medical disorder. The book's hardcover is plain but effective. This is a useful review textbook on the comorbidity of depression and physical disorders that can nicely aid the typical psychiatrist or primary care physician. The third section, which reviews the literature on specific medical disorders concomitant with depression, is especially worthwhile clinically as it appears well-researchedand quite comprehensive. For those clinicians without such a reference, purchase of this book should be considered.
Booknews
Provides a scholarly account of depression in the context of physical illness as well as offering a practical approach to its management. Covers general issues relating to depression and physical illness, and the relationship between comorbid depression in youth, old age, and in context of the female reproductive life. A section on the detection, management, and prognosis of depression in the context of specific diseases includes a description of the physical condition(s) followed by an assessment, etiology, and management guidelines for the associative depressive disorders. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471961482
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/05/1997
Series:
Perspectives in Psychiatry Series
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.24(d)

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