A Clinically-Oriented, Prescriptive Guide to Diagnosing and Treating Mood Disorders
Depression is very common in chronic medical illness, hindering recovery, increasing functional impairment, contributing to the costs of treating disease, and worsening prognosis. In addition, symptoms of depression are often indistinguishable from symptoms of co-occurring illnesses. It is imperative that clinicians acquire a more precise understanding of how depression and other chronic medical conditions impact each other, and how the treatments for each may influence the other.
This book describes the epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of comorbid depression and bipolar disorder with specific illnesses. It informs physicians about what patients need for optimum outcomes, and gives practical ideas on communicating with patients and instilling hope.
This wealth of practical information on treating mood disorders and comorbid physical illness over the long term and avoiding relapses can be immediately utilized to enrich patient care.
This is the first step-by-step mood disorder guidebook designed specifically for physician use:
- Helps physicians detect, diagnose, and treat depression and bipolar disorders in a concise, results-oriented way. Also helps physicians understand the issues and concerns of their patients for more effective and patient-centered care.
- Provides a clinically rigorous method for quickly and accurately linking symptoms to each disorder.
- Offers clear, up-to-date information on psychotropic drugs--with definitive instructions on the use of these antidepressants and mood stabilizers in the treatment of disorders, including dosage guidelines.
- Covers mood disorders as primary illnesses.
- Focuses also on how mood disorders affect the diagnosis, treatment, and course of specific medical illnesses.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Dwight L. Evans, MD
Ruth Meltzer Professor and Chairman
Department of Psychiatry
Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Dennis S. Charney, MD
Dean for Academic and Scientific Affairs for Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Senior Vice President for Health Sciences of The Mount Sinai Medical Center
Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor
Departments of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and & Biological Chemistry
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section I: General Principles: Prevalence Diagnosis and Treatment
1. Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression and Bipolar Disorder in a Primary Care Setting, Frank deGruy, III, and Thomas L. Schwenk
2. Strategies and Tactics in the Treatment of Depression, A. John Rush and Madhukar H. Trivedi
3. Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Depression and Bipolar Disorder, Brad A. Alford and Aaron T. Beck
4. Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression (MDD) and Bipolar Disorder (BPD) in Children and Adolescents, Daniel P. Dickstein, Daniel S. Pine, and Ellen Leibenluft
5. Empowering Patients and Families to Achieve Lasting Wellness, Lydia Lewis and Laura Hoofnagle
Section II: Disorders of Endocrinology and Metabolism
6. Depression and Diabetes, Jeffrey P. Staab, Dwight L. Evans, and Dominique L. Musselman
7. Depression and Obesity, Albert Stunkard, Myles S. Faith, and Kelly C. Allison
8. Major Depression and Osteoporosis Risk, Giovanni Cizza
9. Reproductive Endocrinology and Mood Disorders in Women, Peter J. Schmidt and David R. Rubinow
Section III: Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disorders
10. Cardiovascular Disease and Mood Disorders, Karen E. Joynt, K.R.R. Krishnan, and Christopher M. O'Connor
11. Mood Disorders Following Stroke, Oladipo A. Kukoyi and Robert G. Robinson
Section IV: Neurologic Disorders
12. Depression in Alzheimer's Disease, Paul B. Rosenberg and Constantine G. Lyketsos
13. Diagnosis and Treatment of Mood Disorders in Parkinson's Disease, Paul E. Holzheimer, III, William M. McDonald, and Mahlon R. DeLong
14. Depression in Epilepsy, Andres M. Kanner
Section V: Immunologic and Infectious Diseases
15. Depression in Cancer: Mechanisms, Consequences, and Treatment, Charles L. Raison, Janine Giese-Davis, Andrew H. Miller, and David Spiegel
16. HIV/AIDS and Mood Disorders, Jane Leserman, Dean G. Cruess, and John M. Petitto
Section VI: Special Topics
17. Chronic Pain Syndromes and Comorbid Mood Disorders, Samantha Meltzer-Brody and Robert N. Golden
18. Complementary and Alternative Medical Approaches to Mood Disorder Treatment, Suzan Khoromi, Barbara E. Moquin, Jennifer M. Meegan, and Marc R. Blackman
19. Comorbidity of Mood Disorders and Substance Abuse, Charles P. O'Brien
20. Orienting Treatment to Recovery Principles, Susan R. Bergeson