Recurrent Mood Disorders: New Perspectives in Therapy
Current evidence indicates that over two-thirds of mooddisorders pursue a recurrent or chronic course. Yet much ofthe progress recorded in the field of mood disorders andtheir treatment has been in research into the acute phase ofthe illness. Hence More...
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Copyright Year: 1993
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Publication Date: 12/23/2011
Size: 6.69" wide x 61.42" long x 92.13" tall
Current evidence indicates that over two-thirds of mooddisorders pursue a recurrent or chronic course. Yet much ofthe progress recorded in the field of mood disorders andtheir treatment has been in research into the acute phase ofthe illness. Hence there is a need for a volume thatspecifically addresses the special clinical problemsencountered inthe recurrent forms of these disorders.The various chapters of this book embrace a wide range oftopics, including etiology, course, and long-term treatment,integrative reviews, results of recent investigations, andclinical reports. In this respect, the contributions reflectcurrentconcepts, research, and clinical practice. We haveendeavored to build a bridge between neurobiology andpsychology and have covered both the psychotherapeutic andthe psychopharmacologic aspects of mood disorders.
Hagop S. Akiskal, MD, FAPA, is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the International Mood Center at the University of California, San Diego, and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Affective Disorders. The recipient of the clinical research award of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists (1981) and the Samuel G. Hibbs Award of the American Psychiatric Association (1989) for his work on chronic depression, Dr. Akiskal has also been honored with the Gold Medal of the Society of Biological Psychiatry (1995). Prior to his current post, he was Senior Science Advisor to the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health. Giovanni B. Cassano, MD, FRCP, is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Institute of Psychiatry at the University of Pisa, Italy. A leading European psychiatrist combining expertise in both academic and clinical psychiatry, Dr. Cassano, with his Pisan colleagues, has advanced our understanding of the spectrum concepts in mood and anxiety disorders. He is the author of a best-selling book on depression for the Italian public.