The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Mood Disorders [NOOK Book]


Psychiatrists and other mental health care and medical professionals can now turn to a truly authoritative, up-to-date reference for current information about mood disorders. The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Mood Disorders -- including a wealth of illustrations, tables and references -- presents the state of the art in diagnosis, psychobiology, pharmacotherapy, and psychotherapy across the vast spectrum of mood disorders:

Symptomatology and Epidemiology: • ...

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Psychiatrists and other mental health care and medical professionals can now turn to a truly authoritative, up-to-date reference for current information about mood disorders. The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Mood Disorders -- including a wealth of illustrations, tables and references -- presents the state of the art in diagnosis, psychobiology, pharmacotherapy, and psychotherapy across the vast spectrum of mood disorders:

Symptomatology and Epidemiology: • Historical aspects and social underpinnings of mood disorders.• Classification and rating scales.• Global burden (the high costs of depression and bipolar disorder).

Pathogenesis: • Neurochemistry and psychoneuroendocrinology.• Cognitive processing models (experimental cognitive research).• Evolutionary explanations (the normal role of low mood in disengaging individuals from goals they cannot reach).

Methods of Investigation: • Anatomical pathology (strengths and limitations of human postmortem studies).• Molecular and cellular neurobiology of severe mood disorders (abnormalities in the regulation of signaling).• Genetics of bipolar and unipolar disorders.

Types of Mood Disorder: • Psychotic depression (distinct from nonpsychotic depression in presenting features, biology, familial transmission, course, and response to treatment).• Seasonal affective disorder (use of light therapy in SADS and also in other depression).• Secondary depression with medical illness (calling for large-scale studies to gauge treatment efficacy). • Major depression seen in primary care (as prevalent as hypertension).• Substance abuse (a long-standing source of controversy).• Sleep disorders (risk factors for the new onset of depression).

Treatments: • Pharmacotherapy (including tricyclics and tetracyclics, MAOIs, SSRIs and newer antidepressants, lithium and other mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, hormonal interventions, and augmentation strategies).• Brain stimulation techniques (such as ECT, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and vagus nerve and deep brain stimulation).• Psychotherapies (cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and psychoanalytic/psychodynamic).

Pertinent Factors: • Personality (the need for further study of the degree and the etiologic nature of relationships between specific traits or disorders and major depression).• Culture (suggesting a model of cultural consultation using multilingual, multicultural clinicians and culture brokers to supplement routine care).• Gender (women being about twice as likely as men to have mood disorders)• Age (pediatric and geriatric depression and suicidality).

Offering a fascinating synthesis of the multifaceted field of mood disorders, the richly informative American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Mood Disorders will prove invaluable for psychiatric and medical practitioners, educators, students, and residents interested in the latest breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of mood disorders.

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Editorial Reviews

The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

The present volume, massive and inclusive, representing the best efforts of knowledgeable colleagues, does not disappoint. Between the table of contents and the index, the clinician and/or investigator is certain to find up-to-date information on the desired topic….Every chapter contains data and ideas that add to one's understanding of mood-disordered patients, those at risk for such disorders, and those who should be patients but have not entered into a treatment relationship. Clearly, this textbook is a resource which no medical library and, ideally, no practitioner should be without.


Until now, there had been no comprehensive text dealing with mood disorders that integrated basic research across the spectrum of mood disorders and offered clinical guidance based largely on empirical research. This need is well met by the publication of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Mood Disorders…This is an outstanding book, valuable as a desk reference for clinicians, psychologists, or psychiatrists as well as researchers interested in basic or clinical topics.

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Reviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, DO, MA (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is a comprehensive book covering the state of progress on mood disorders, from the molecular biology to the day-to-day clinical aspects. Written and edited by internationally recognized clinician-researchers on mood disorders, it is an outstanding contribution to the field and will become a standard textbook in this important clinical domain.
Purpose: The purpose, according to the editors, is to provide a useful textbook summarizing the current progress on mood disorders, for clinicians in their day-to-day practice. Indeed, the editors and chapter authors have succeeded in producing a superb book.
Audience: The intended audience is clinicians. Psychiatrists and clinical psychologists and any other mental health professionals would greatly benefit their patients by knowing the contemporary literature on mood disorders that is reviewed here.
Features: Areas covered in the 43 chapters include symptomatology and epidemiology, pathogenesis of mood disorders, molecular and genetic studies, somatic therapies, psychotherapy, integrative management, subtypes of mood disorders, and special topics such depression in primary care, mood disorders and sleep, gender issues, personality factors, medical illness, and substance abuse. Each chapter ends with relevant citations of the literature and the book ends with a useful index.
Assessment: This is an excellent new book on mood disorders written by an outstanding array of leaders in the field. It will surely become a benchmark for all other mood disorder textbooks. I highly recommend it!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585627165
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/3/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 792
  • Product dimensions: 0.85 (w) x 1.10 (h) x 0.20 (d)
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Dan J. Stein, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and also has an affiliation with the University of Florida, Gainesville.

David J. Kupfer, M.D., is Thomas Detre Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Alan F. Schatzberg, M.D., is Kenneth T. Norris, Jr., Professor and Chairman in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California.

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Table of Contents

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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