Depression: A Very Short Introduction by Jan ScottDepression: A Very Short Introduction by Jan Scott

Depression: A Very Short Introduction

byJan Scott, Mary Jane Tacchi

Paperback | January 19, 2017

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What is depression? What is bipolar disorder? How are they diagnosed and how are they treated? Can/should a small child be diagnosed with depression and treated with antidepressants?Covering both depression and bipolar disorder, this Very Short Introducton will begin by giving a brief account of the history of these concepts and will then focus on the descriptions and understanding of these disorders. It will look at the introduction of modern treatments, recounting the stories behind the development and introduction of antidepressants and mood stabilizers. Symptoms and signs will be covered, as will the association between physical disorders and depression.It will explore the importance of depression and bipolar disorder in society, and will include a section on creativity and mood disorders. The book will also cover models of both disorders, and will conclude by discussing treatments and the future.

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Jan Scott has undertaken major research studies on both depression and manic depression. She is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry at Kings College London. She has published over 200 scientific papers and reviews, as well as textbooks, treatment manuals and book chapters for specialist and general readerships, boo...
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Title:Depression: A Very Short IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.01 inPublished:January 19, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199558655

ISBN - 13:9780199558650

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Table of Contents

1. Historical perspective2. Modern Era3. The 'who what where and when' of depression and manic depression4. The importance of depression and manic depression in modern culture5. Models of depression6. Models of mania7. What works and what does not - an overview of treatment options and treatment controversies8. A window on the future