Depression and Heart Disease
Wei Jiang, Glen L. Xiong
CHAPTER 2 The association between depression and heart disease: the role of biological mechanisms
CHAPTER 3 The association between depression and heart disease: the role of genetic factors
Eco de Geus
CHAPTER 4 Behavioral and psychological mechanisms linking depression and heart disease
Roy C. Ziegelstein, Mary Kate Elfrey
CHAPTER 5 Depression and cardiovascular disease: the safety of antidepressant drugs and the ability to improve mood and reduce medical morbidity
Alexander H. Glassman, J. Thomas Bigger, Jr
CHAPTER 6 Psychotherapies for depression in people with heart disease
Robert M. Carney, Kenneth E. Freedland
Mario Maj is Professor of Psychiatry and Chairman at the University of Naples, Italy. He is President of the World Psychiatric Association and former President of the European Psychiatric Association. He is the Italian psychiatrist with the highest number of citations in indexed journals in the period 1981-2008.
Norman Sartorius is President of the International Association for the Promotion of Mental Health Programmes. Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and of the American College of Psychiatry; Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Member of the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Mental Health. Member of WPA Council.
"The present miniseries, Depression and Diabetes, Depression and Heart Disease and Depression and Cancer is a unique initiative to make physical diseases visible in psychiatry and to support the treatment ... To this reviewer the books have two strengths: their thematic broadness and the practical approach. The chapters about how to act clinically are excellent, pragmatic and consequently written .... The idea behind the series is excellent and the books are marvellous. After having read them no one will doubt that psychiatry is a medical speciality (that psychiatrists must be physicians first, psychiatrists next, that psychiatry must be done by psychiatrists and psychiatry must be lead by psychiatrists.)" (Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 2011)
"In summary this book is exceptionally well edited, very informative, and referenced with and a comprehensive evidence based bibliography. The book is so well done that I have already used it for psychosomatic literature review in our fellowship. What better praise? This is a book to purchase and read and use as a reference!" (Psychosomatics)
"The editors excel at making the chapters readable, informative, yet minimally redundant. The clinical guidance and research summaries make it a “must have” for any physician who works with adults. This includes primary care physicians, specialists such as cardiologists and surgeons and psychiatrists. As more physician extenders are utilized the book should also be required for physician’s assistants and nurse practioners who work with such patients on a regular basis, either as part of a hospital or office based team or independently." (Psychosomatics, 2010)
"This book thoroughly reviews the current evidence and mechanisms underlying the interplay between depression and cardiovascular disease and stresses the importance of timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment." (Doody's, 4 November 2011)
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