Pharmacotherapy of Depression

  • Domenic A. Ciraulo
  • Richard I. Shader

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Domenic A. Ciraulo, Lucy Tsirulnik-Barts, Richard I. Shader, David J. Greenblatt
    Pages 33-117
  3. James F. Evans, Domenic A. Ciraulo, Meghan F. Zysik, Richard I. Shader, Carl Salzman
    Pages 119-163
  4. Robert T. Dunn, Robert M. Post
    Pages 165-197
  5. Donald C. Goff
    Pages 199-209
  6. John A. Renner Jr., Jeffrey D. Baxter, Domenic A. Ciraulo
    Pages 211-241
  7. Jori A. Berger-Greenstein, Stephen Brady, David Spiggle, Deborah J. Brief, Terence M. Keane
    Pages 243-264
  8. Ofra Sarid-Segal, Jon A. Ciraulo, Richard I. Shader
    Pages 265-296
  9. Janet E. Osterman, Brandon Z. Erdos
    Pages 297-316
  10. Domenic A. Ciraulo, Danielle M. Ciraulo, Glenn Saxe
    Pages 317-335
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 337-349

About this book


Recently acquired knowledge about the various subtypes of depression, the introduction of novel antidepressant medications, and the functioning of the brain during depression have led to a complexity of treatment options that did not exist a decade ago. In Pharmacotherapy of Depression, well-recognized clinician-scientists who have worked extensively in both basic and clinical research, as well as in clinical practice, explain in detail the welter of therapeutic options available to frontline physicians who prescribe antidepressants. Single-mindedly concentrating on information of high relevance to their daily clinical use, the authors review the latest developments concerning these medications and demonstrate how experts in the field approach the treatment of depression. Their clinical recommendations cover a wide range of uses in special populations, including geriatric depression, bipolar depression, psychotic depression, substance abuse and depression, HIV/AIDS-related depression, depression associated with pregnancy, posttraumatic stress disorder, and depression in children. As necessary background to optimal prescribing, the authors also survey the biological theories of depression, explain their implications for current and new treatments, and clarify the clinical pharmacology and therapeutics of today's antidepressant medications. An accompanying compact disk allows the downloading of an ebook version to the reader's PC or PDA.
Comprehensive and state-of-the-art, Pharmacotherapy of Depression offers busy clinicians from many disciplines a gold-standard practical guide and reference to the safe and effective use of the latest antidepressant medications.


Depression diagnosis pharmacology pharmacotherapy psychotic disorder stress therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Domenic A. Ciraulo
    • 1
  • Richard I. Shader
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of PsychiatryBoston University School of MedicineBostonUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pharmacology and Experimental TherapeuticsTufts University School of MedicineBostonUSA

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