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.
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Mood Disordersby Dan J. Stein, David J. Kupfer, Alan F. Schatzberg
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,
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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, and global burden Pathogenesis: neurochemistry and psychoneuroendocrinology, cognitive processing models (experimental cognitive research), and evolutionary explanations Methods of Investigation:anatomical pathology, molecular and cellular neurobiology of severe mood disorders, and genetics of bipolar and unipolar disorders Types of Mood Disorder: psychotic depression, seasonal affective disorder, secondary depression with medical illness, major depression seen in primary care, and substance abuse, and sleep disorders Treatments: pharmacotherapy, brain stimulation techniques, and psychotherapies Pertinent Factors: personality, culture, and gender
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.
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.
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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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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