The Massachusetts General Hospital Guide to Depression

New Treatment Insights and Options

  • Benjamin G. Shapero
  • David Mischoulon
  • Cristina Cusin

Part of the Current Clinical Psychiatry book series (CCPSY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Severe and Comorbid Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Cristina Cusin, Stefan Peyda
      Pages 3-19
    3. Paola Pedrelli, Kate H. Bentley
      Pages 21-30
  3. Special Population Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Trina E. Chang, Sean D. Boyden
      Pages 33-44
    3. Benjamin G. Shapero, Erica Mazzone
      Pages 59-70
    4. Xiaoqiao Zhang, Tat Shing Yeung, Yi Yang, Rohit M. Chandra, Cindy H. Liu, Dana Wang et al.
      Pages 71-85
    5. Lauren B. Fisher, Garrett Thomas, Ryan A. Mace, Ross Zafonte
      Pages 87-105
  4. Medication Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Simmie L. Foster, Samuel R. Petrie, David Mischoulon, Maurizio Fava
      Pages 109-121
    3. Christina M. Dording, Sean D. Boyden
      Pages 123-137
    4. Cristina Cusin
      Pages 139-145
    5. Karen K. Miller
      Pages 147-151
  5. Psychotherapy Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Kate H. Bentley, Laren R. Conklin, James F. Boswell, Benjamin G. Shapero, Olenka S. Olesnycky
      Pages 155-166
    3. Benjamin G. Shapero, Jonathan Greenberg, Paola Pedrelli, Gaelle Desbordes, Sara W. Lazar
      Pages 167-177
    4. Paola Pedrelli, Kate H. Bentley, Esther Howe, Benjamin G. Shapero
      Pages 179-192
  6. Alternative Treatment Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. David Mischoulon, Nadia Iovieno
      Pages 195-209
    3. Albert Yeung, Benjamin Campbell, Jessie S. M. Chan
      Pages 211-222
    4. Maren Nyer, Regina Roberg, Maya Nauphal, Chris C. Streeter
      Pages 223-231
    5. Marco Antonio Caldieraro, Paolo Cassano
      Pages 233-246
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 247-255

About this book


This book present the most cutting edge treatment options for patients struggling with depression. Written by experts in this area, the book begins by establishing the general themes that are most critical to accurately diagnosing and effectively treating depression. The text then covers new medication options, new psychotherapy, non-pharmacological treatments, the needs of special populations, and emerging research. Each chapter begins with a case vignette that clearly illustrates key characteristics of the disorder process or treatment before covering the history, research support, and new advances of these areas. In addition, the chapters include a description of how to apply this topic in treatment and frequently asked questions and answers, making this a highly practical guide for any physician working with a depressed patient.

Treatment of Depression is an excellent resource for all clinicians working with depressed patients, including psychiatrists, psychologists, general practitioners, and all others.


Treatment-resistant depression Major Depression Disorder (MDD) Depression in special populations Non-pharmacological treatments of depression Depression and medical comorbidities

Editors and affiliations

  • Benjamin G. Shapero
    • 1
  • David Mischoulon
    • 2
  • Cristina Cusin
    • 3
  1. 1.Depression Clinical and Research Program, Department of PsychiatryMassachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Depression Clinical and Research Program, Department of PsychiatryMassachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Depression Clinical and Research Program, Department of PsychiatryMassachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-97240-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-97241-1
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