Depression by Raymond Lam


byRaymond Lam

Paperback | April 22, 2012

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Depression is a broad term that covers a wide spectrum of conditions ranging from mild despondency to major depressive disorder. It is one of the most common of all medical conditions, yet also one of the most difficult to recognise. There are many effective treatments from evidence-basedpsychotherapies to antidepressant medications and non-invasive somatic treatments.Part of the Oxford Psychiatry Library this concise pocketbook outlines the best principles of care for depression, looking at early recognition, careful assessment and the selection of appropriate treatments. Demonstrating the clinical features and possible causes of clinical depression thispocketbook looks at the current treatment strategies and addresses the diagnostic and treatment issues that clinicians frequently encounter. Using relevant evidence and practical guidance the authors have tried to simplify and aid the management of a very complex disorder.

About The Author

Dr. Raymond W. Lam is Professor and Head of the Division of Clinical Neuroscience in the Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, and Director of the Mood Disorders Centre of Excellence at UBC Hospital within the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. His research examines clinical and neurobiological factors in ...

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Title:DepressionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:142 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0 inPublished:April 22, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199692734

ISBN - 13:9780199692736

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Epidemiology and burden3. Pathogenesis4. Clinical features and diagnosis5. Clinical management6. Pharmacotherapy7. Somatic treatments8. Psychotherapy9. Special populations10. Appendix - sample rating scales