Major Depressive Disorder by Stephen StrakowskiMajor Depressive Disorder by Stephen Strakowski

Major Depressive Disorder

byStephen Strakowski, Erik Nelson

Paperback | July 22, 2015

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Depressive disorders are among the most common conditions in the world and are the leading causes of disability, affecting millions of people. Depression is also a common secondary condition, occurring at increased rates alongside virtually any illness that impacts brain function. Because itis so common, people suffering from depression seek help from a wide variety of clinicians, including: family doctors, pediatricians, gynecologists, psychiatrists, internists, psychologists, social workers and other therapists. In fact, depression is so common that the demand for care far exceeds the availability of psychiatrists, so that most depression is treated by other professionals in other specialty fields. For clinicians without significant experience treating depression, managing the condition can be confusing.This pocket-sized guide was specifically written with this diverse group of clinicians in mind. It provides a concise, practical and current overview of depressive disorders, including making a diagnosis, identifying important medical and psychiatric comorbidities, and describes our currentunderstanding of the epidemiology, genetics and neurobiology of the condition. In addition to these topics, most of this book is focused on a programmatic approach toward managing depression, including subpopulations such as children or women who are pregnant. This book may also be of interest forpeople experiencing depression and their families to help guide treatment seeking and provide education. Dr. Stephen Strakowski and Dr. Erik Nelson are internationally recognized and trusted experts in the study and treatment of mood disorders whose own extensive clinical experience working with people with depression guides this book.
Dr. Stephen Strakowski has developed his professional career at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where he serves as a Professor and Senior Vice President, Strategy and Transformation in the UC Health System. He completed medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and during his psychiatry resid...
Title:Major Depressive DisorderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:July 22, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Making a Diagnosis of Depression3. Epidemiology of Depressive Disorders4. Illness Comorbidity and Co-occurrence with Depressive Disorders5. Neurophysiology of Depressive Disorders6. Genetics of Depression7. Psychopharmacology and Other Biological Therapies in the Management of Depression8. Psychotherapy and Related Techniques9. A Programmatic Approach to Treatment10. Managing Special PopulationsAppendix