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Biology of depression; from novel insights to therapeutic strategies; 2v.
Title main entry. Ed. by Julio Licinio and Ma-Li Wong.
The 40 chapters of this two-volume reference, written by an international group of specialists (though most are in the US), cover a broad range of issues concerning depression and its treatment. Though case studies are mentioned, the goal of each chapter is to summarize current research and applications. Among the chapter topics are psychosocial and environmental formulations, monoaminergic-based pharmacotherapy pharmacotherapy /phar·ma·co·ther·a·py/ (-ther´ah-pe) treatment of disease with medicines.
Treatment of disease through the use of drugs. , pyschobiology of electroshock electroshock /elec·tro·shock/ (-shok) shock produced by applying electric current to the brain.
See electroconvulsive therapy.
v. , depression and suicidality in children and adolescents, the biology and genetics of suicidality, depression in the context of cancer, stress system dysregulation, neuroimmune mediators, Borna disease virus, animal models, and depression and heart disease. In addition, chapters are included on the leading edge issues of antidepressants Antidepressants
Medications prescribed to relieve major depression. Classes of antidepressants include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (fluoxetine/Prozac, sertraline/Zoloft), tricyclics (amitriptyline/ Elavil), MAOIs (phenelzine/Nardil), and heterocyclics and suicide, new treatments, complementary and alternative medicine The term complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is an umbrella term for alternative medicine and complementary medicine.
Alternative medicine describes practices used in place of conventional medical treatments. , and depression in developing countries. The editors co-direct the Center for Pharmacogenomics and Clinical Pharmacology at UCLA's Neuropsychiatric neu·ro·psy·chi·a·try
The medical study of disorders with both neurological and psychiatric features.