Antidepressants: Past, Present and Future by Sheldon H. PreskornAntidepressants: Past, Present and Future by Sheldon H. Preskorn

Antidepressants: Past, Present and Future

EditorSheldon H. Preskorn, Christina Y. Stanga, John P. Feighner

Paperback | October 10, 2012

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A comprehensive review of the current status of antidepressants - how we arrived at this point in their evolution and where we are going in both the near and the long term. It employs both a scientific and historical approach to accomplish these goals. This volume is intended for practitioners who use antidepressants on a daily basis in their practice as well as for the student and researcher. Each will find that it provides a comprehensive and logical approach to this important group of medications. This book is being published as we mark the end of the first 50 years of the modern antidepressant era.

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Title:Antidepressants: Past, Present and FutureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:627 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.03 inPublished:October 10, 2012Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:364262135X

ISBN - 13:9783642621352

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Table of Contents

Preface.- Section 1. Basic Principles: Pharmacologic Science.- 1. Biochemical and Physiological Processes in Brain Function and Drug Actions. 2. General Principles of Pharmacokinetics. 3. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Antidepressants.- Section 2. Basic Principles: Clinical Science.- 4. Biological Markers of Depression. 5. The Importance of Quality of Life and Rating Scales of Depression.- Section 3. Current Pharmacotherapy of Major Depressive Disorder.-  6. Overview of Currently Available Antidepressants. 7. Tricyclic Antidepressants. 8. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors. 9. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. 10. Other Antidepressants. 11. Current Role of Herbal Preparations.- Section 4. Use of Antidepressants in Special Populations.- 12. Children and Adolescents. 13. Women. 14. Older Adults. 15. Bipolar Mood Disorders. 16. Treatment-Refractory Depression. 17. Personality Disorders.- Section 5. Future Directions in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder.- 18. New Hypotheses to Guide Future Antidepressant Drug Development. 19. Promising New Directions in Antidepressant Development. 20.Role of Pharmacogenetics/Pharmacogenomics in the Development of New Antidepressants.