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Depressive Disorders

Depressive Disorders

Mario Maj (Editor), Norman Sartorius (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-85388-7 November 2000 506 Pages




Takes a unique and highly informative approach to key issues surrounding depressive disorders. The six systematic reviews, written by outstanding authors, focus on topics such as the choice and duration of drug treatment and the cost of depressive disorders. They are accompanied by commentaries giving advice from clinicians of different orientations and countries.
This volume:
* Gives the best available evicence to enable well-informed clinical decision-making
* Covers developments in diagnosis, therapy, prognosis, economic evaluation and quality improvement
* Summarises the 'evidence' and the 'experience' providing an unbiased and reliable reference point
* Comprehensively itemises and evaluates the relevant points
It provides insights that will prove invaluable to psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health nurses, managers and policy makers.

Chapter 1: Diagnosis of Depressive Disorders.

Systematic review: C. Stefanis (Greece).

Chapter 2: Pharmacological Treatment of Depressive Disorders.

Systematic review: P. Bech (Denmark).

Chapter 3: Psychotherapies for Depressive Disorders.

Systematic review: A.J. Rush (USA).

Chapter 4: Depressive Disorders in Children and Adolescents.

Systematic review: R. Harrington (UK).

Chapter 5: Depression Disorders in the Elderly.

Systematic review: E. Chiu (Australia).

Chapter 6: Costs of Depressive Disorders.

Systematic review: J. Rosenbaum (USA).
"I strongly recommend this masterfully edited book, which remarkably succeeds in combining research evidence and clinical experience."

"It is probably the most helpful update on depression available today, both for the researcher in mood disorders and the practising clinician." (Psychotherapy & Psychosomatics, Vol 69/5, 2000)