Depressive Disorders / Edition 2

Depressive Disorders / Edition 2

by Mario Maj

ISBN-10: 0470849657

ISBN-13: 9780470849651

Pub. Date: 02/24/2003

Publisher: Wiley

Be Guided by the Evidence

In this new edition of the first volume of the WPA Series, Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry, issues surrounding depressive disorders are examined in a unique and highly informative manner. The six systematic reviews, written by outstanding authors, focus on key topics such as the choice and duration of drug treatment and the cost of

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Be Guided by the Evidence

In this new edition of the first volume of the WPA Series, Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry, issues surrounding depressive disorders are examined in a unique and highly informative manner. The six systematic reviews, written by outstanding authors, focus on key topics such as the choice and duration of drug treatment and the cost of depressive disorders. They are accompanied by commentaries giving advice from clinicians of different orientations and countries.

This revised and updated volume:
* Gives the best available evidence to enable well-informed clinical decision making
* Covers developments in diagnosis, therapy, prognosis, economic evaluation and quality improvement
* Summarises the evidence and the experience to provide an unbiased and reliable reference point
* Comprehensively itemises and evaluates the relevant points

This new edition provides insights that will prove invaluable to psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health nurses, managers and policy makers.

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WPA Series in Evidence & Experience in Psychiatry Series, #6
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6.00(w) x 9.37(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

List of Review Contributors
Diagnosis of Depressive Disorders: A Review1
Much Diversity, Many Categories, No Entities52
Categorical and Dimensional Perspectives of Depression54
Models of Classification of Depressive Disorders57
Flaws of Current Diagnosis of Depression59
Approaches to Diagnosing Depression, and the Reciprocal Relationship to Depression Research63
The Practical Importance of Temporal Sequencing and Secondary Depression65
Depression: the Complexity of its Interface with Soft Bipolarity68
Contextualizing the Diagnosis of Depression71
Age, Loss and the Diagnostic Boundaries of Depression73
Depression Among Elderly and Postpartum Women75
Self-rating Depression Scales: Some Methodological Issues77
Underdiagnosis of Depression: Its Impact on the Community79
Limited Options on Diagnosing Depression82
Diagnosis of Depressive Disorders: Taxonomical Systems and Clinical Practice83
The Identification of Diagnostic Subtypes of Depressive Disorders85
Pharmacological Treatment of Depressive Disorders: A Review89
Antidepressants: Forty Years of Experience129
Targeting Antidepressant Treatment: The Evidence is Weak131
The Selection of the Antidepressant in Clinical Practice133
Gender and Antidepressant Response135
Validity of Atypical Depression: Evidence Provided by Pharmacological Dissection138
Increasing Our Understanding of the Working Mechanism of Antidepressants140
Are the First Generation Monoamine Reuptake Inhibitors Still Needed in the Treatment of Major Depressive Episode?142
Antidepressants in Broader Context144
Antidepressants for Better Quality of Life146
Would Rational Polypharmacy Improve Quality of Life?148
Compliance Issues and the Efficacy of Antidepressants150
The Parallel Need for Medicine-based Evidence152
What is a Lot of Antidepressants for so Few Criteria of Choice?155
Depression and its Treatment: a General Health Problem157
Antidepressant Drugs: The Indian Experience159
Psychotherapies for Depressive Disorders: A Review161
Latest Developments in Psychotherapy for Depression207
Indications and Planning of Psychotherapies: "Much Ado about Nothing"?209
The State of Antidepressant Psychotherapy: Growing Strengths, Still Unanswered Questions212
Research on Hot-house Psychotherapy214
Psychotherapy for Depression: Are Additional Controlled Trials Still Warranted?216
Depression: The Evidence for What Works and What Doesn't219
Psychotherapy of Depression: Research and Practice221
Nosology vs. Personality Directed Psychotherapy and the Gap Between Research and Practice223
The Sequential Use of Pharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy in Depressive Disorders226
Integrating Psychotherapies in Clinical Practice228
Building on the Foundations: Where Next in Therapeutic Outcome Research?230
Depressive Disorders in Children and Adolescents: A Review233
Towards an Understanding of Early Onset Depression267
Depression In Youth: Trends in Diagnosis269
Depressive Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence: State of the Art271
"At least in the form seen in adults." A Commentary on Major Depressive Disorder in Youth273
The "Atypicality" of Depression in Youth276
How the Study of Early Onset Depression Challenges Us to Produce a New Paradigm for Understanding Mood Disorders278
Adult and Childhood Depressions May in Fact be Different Illnesses281
Taking Stock and Moving on: Current Issues and Challenges Concerning Child and Adolescent Depressive Disorders283
Increasing Awareness of Depressive Disorders in Childhood: Implications for World Child and Adolescent Mental Health286
Some Unsolved Problems in Childhood Depression: A Clinician's View289
Childhood Depression: Some Unresolved Research Questions292
Research Trends in Depressive Disorders of Youth295
The Nature of First Episode Major Depression in Childhood and Adolescence297
Clinical Update of Child and Adolescent Depression299
Treatment Controversies in Childhood Depression302
Psychotherapy for Childhood Depression304
Role of Neurobiological and Genetic Factors in Treatment of Childhood Depression306
Depression in the Family309
Depressive Disorders in the Elderly: A Review313
Depression in Older Age: Diagnostic Problems, New Knowledge and Neglected Areas364
Depression in the Elderly is Underdiagnosed; Etiology is Multifactorial365
Depression in the Elderly: Issues in Diagnosis and Management369
Depressive Disorders in the Elderly: A Fresh Perspective371
Depression in the Elderly: Areas Open to Research373
Filling in the Gaps about Depression in the Elderly375
A Clinical Point of View about Depression in the Elderly377
Geriatric Depression: A Look to the Future379
Depression in Late Life: Directions for Intervention Research382
Treatment of Depression in the "Old-old"384
Suggested Priorities for Research into Depressive Disorders in the Elderly386
Comorbidity of Depression in Older People388
Myth or Reality of Old Age Depression: The Example of Taiwan Studies390
Depression in the Elderly: Predictors and Prognostic Factors392
Risk and Protective Factors in Elderly Depression394
Depression in Elderly Chinese396
Suicide in Old Age398
Costs of Depressive Disorders: A Review401
Economics of Depression and its Treatment: Why Are We So Interested?450
Economic Evidence and Policy Decisions452
Cost-effectiveness of Treatment for Depression: Methods and Policies456
Costs of Treating Depression: Policy Should Be Evidence-based459
Economic Costs and Benefits of Depression Treatment from Naturalistic Studies461
Compliance: Another Factor in Estimating the Cost of Depression463
Capturing the Cost of Depressive Disorders in the Natural Laboratory of the Workplace465
Depression Management: No Longer At All Costs468
Limitations to Cost Assessments of Depressive Disorders470
Understanding the Economic Implications of Depression472
The Burden of Depression and the Importance of Educational Programmes474
Therapy of Depression Means Less Cost Than What is Otherwise Lost476
Economic Aspects of Depression: the Experience of Developing Countries478
Acknowledgements for the First Edition481

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