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Treatment Works for Major Depressive Disorder

A Patient and Family Guide

American Psychiatric Association

  • 2000
  • 20 Pages
  • ISBN 978-0-89042-288-5
  • Item #2288

Description

The book discusses depression, its symptoms, causes, treatment and phases, medications, and suicide risk. This is a package of 5.

Contents

What is depression?. What are the signs and symptoms of depression?. Who gets depression?. What causes depression?. How is depression treated?. Diagnosis. Treatment setting. Treatment plan. Acute phase. Antidepressant medications. Side effects. Dosing. Psychotherapy. Electroconvulsive therapy. Light therapy. St. John's Wort. What if antidepressant treatment fails?. Continuation phase. Maintenance phase. Features about the patient that influence treatment. Suicide risk. Other psychiatric disorders. Pregnancy. Medical conditions.

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