The Massachusetts General Hospital Guide To Depression: New Treatment Insights And Options by Benjamin G. ShaperoThe Massachusetts General Hospital Guide To Depression: New Treatment Insights And Options by Benjamin G. Shapero

The Massachusetts General Hospital Guide To Depression: New Treatment Insights And Options

byBenjamin G. ShaperoEditorDavid Mischoulon, Cristina Cristina Cusin

Hardcover | October 30, 2018

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Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders, with a lifetime prevalence rate of roughly 20%. MDD is a leading cause of disability and premature death worldwide, leads to greater impairment in work functioning than other chronic medical conditions, and has an estimated annual cost of $210 billion in the US.


The proposed text is designed for mental health professionals and will present state-of-the-art treatment options that are used in the Depression Clinical and Research Program (DCRP) at the Massachusetts General Hospital. The text provides different treatment options so that providers can 'think outside the box' of conventional interventions. The introductory sections discuss general themes about diagnosing and treating depression. The major body of the book, however, consists of chapters organized under the topics of new medication, new psychotherapy, alternative treatments, and consideration of specific populations and how to modify interventions to best treat these patients. Each chapter begins with a case vignette to illustrate key characteristics of the disorder process or treatment and reviews the history, research support, and new advances of these topics. In addition, the chapters include a description of how to apply this topic in treatment and frequently asked questions and answers.


This book will be a unique contribution to the field. Existing guides focus on individual treatments of Depression, or include brief descriptions of interventions as a whole. The DCRP has consistently been a forerunner of clinical treatments for depression and often treats challenging cases of this disorder.  This book will provide a practical and useful resource with wide applicability.

Benjamin G. Shapero, Ph.D.Assistant in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General HospitalMember of Faculty of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School1 Bowdoin Square, 6th FloorBoston, MA 02114David Mischoulon, M.D. Ph.D.Director, Depression Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General HospitalAssociate Professor of...
Title:The Massachusetts General Hospital Guide To Depression: New Treatment Insights And OptionsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:255 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:October 30, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319972405

ISBN - 13:9783319972404


Table of Contents

Foreword-MGH Guide to Depression

Jerrold Rosenbaum


Foreword-Introduction and Historical Perspective

Maurizio Fava


Preface - Benjamin G. Shapero, David Mischoulon, Cristina Cusin


Part 1 Severe and Comorbid Conditions


Chapter 1

Treatment-Resistant Depression

Cristina Cusin and Stefan Peyda


Chapter 2

Co-Occurring MDD and Problematic Alcohol Use

Paola Pedrelli and Kate H. Bentley



Part 2 Special Population Considerations


Chapter 3

Depression and Chronic Medical Illness: New Treatment Approaches

Trina E. Chang and Sean D. Boyden


Chapter 4

Culture and Depression: Clinical Considerations for Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Nhi-Ha Trinh and Taquesha Dean


Chapter 5

Early Onset of Depression During Childhood and Adolescence

Benjamin G. Shapero and Erica Mazzone


Chapter 6

Cross-Cultural Approaches to Mental Health Challenges Among Students

Xiaoqiao Zhang, Tat Shing Yeung, Yi Yang, Rohit M. Chandra, Cindy H. Liu, Dana Wang, Sukhmani K. Bal, Yun Zhu, Rebecca Nika W. Tsai, Zhenyu Zhang, Lusha Liu and Justin A. Chen


Chapter 7

Depression After Traumatic Brain Injury

Lauren B. Fisher, Garrett Thomas, Ryan A. Mace, and Ross Zafonte



Part 3 Medication Approaches


Chapter 8

Personalized Medicine

Simmie L. Foster, Samuel R. Petrie, David Mischoulon, and Maurizio Fava


Chapter 9

Depression, Antidepressants, and Sexual Functioning

Christina M. Dording and Sean D. Boyden


Chapter 10

Ketamine as a Rapid Antidepressant

Cristina Cusin


Chapter 11

Neuroactive Steroids and Depression

Karen K. Miller



Part 4 Psychotherapy Approaches


Chapter 12

Unified Protocol for Treatment of Depression

Kate H. Bentley, Laren R. Conklin, James F. Boswell, Benjamin G. Shapero, and Olenka S. Olesnycky


Chapter 13

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Benjamin G. Shapero, Jonathan Greenberg, Paola Pedrelli, Gaelle Desbordes, and Sara W. Lazar


Chapter 14

The Role of Technology in the Treatment of Depression

Paola Pedrelli, Kate H. Bentley, Esther Howe, and Benjamin G. Shapero



Part 5 Alternative Treatment Approaches


Chapter 15

Supplements and Natural Remedies for Depression

David Mischoulon and Nadia Iovieno


Chapter 16

The Effects of Tai Chi and Qigong on Anxiety and Depression

Albert Yeung, Benjamin Campbell, and Jessie S. M. Chan


Chapter 17

Yoga as a Treatment for Depression

Maren Nyer, Regina Roberg, Maya Nauphal, and Chris Streeter


Chapter 18


Marco Antonio Caldieraro and Paolo Cassano