Handbook of Depression

Second Edition

  • Edward S Friedman
  • Ian M Anderson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Edward S. Friedman, Ian M. Anderson
    Pages 1-12
  3. Edward S. Friedman, Ian M. Anderson
    Pages 13-18
  4. Edward S. Friedman, Ian M. Anderson
    Pages 19-29
  5. Edward S. Friedman, Ian M. Anderson
    Pages 31-49
  6. Edward S. Friedman, Ian M. Anderson
    Pages 51-68
  7. Edward S. Friedman, Ian M. Anderson
    Pages 69-88
  8. Edward S. Friedman, Ian M. Anderson
    Pages 89-97
  9. Edward S. Friedman, Ian M. Anderson
    Pages 99-105

About this book


Depression is a common mood disorder that affects approximately 10% of the global population at some point in their lives and can cause serious psychological, physical, and cognitive distress. Additionally, patients with depression are at a greater risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke, functional impairment, disability and all-cause mortality. Aside from the impact on the individual, this condition presents a very real economic burden, as depression is the most predominant mental health problem among working-age patients and the leading cause of lost work productivity. Despite advances in screening and treating depression in recent decades, a vast majority of patients with depression do not actively seek treatment and, of those that do, only a quarter have been found to receive adequate and effective interventions. Handbook of Depression, Second Edition is a concise review of assessment tools, available and emerging pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options, and consensus management guidelines that center on enhancing the clinician-patient relationship and improving patient quality of life. Cowritten by expert US- and UK-based authors, this handbook has an innovative global focus that consolidates current knowledge in a convenient, pocket-sized guide that is ideal for every day reference in a clinical setting.


Depression Major depressive disorder Mood disorders Psychiatry Psychopharmacology

Authors and affiliations

  • Edward S Friedman
    • 1
  • Ian M Anderson
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Pittsburgh School of MedicPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.University of Manchester Neuroscience and Psychiatry UnitManchesterUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Healthcare 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer Healthcare, Tarporley
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-907673-78-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-907673-79-5
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