Biology, Therapeutics, and Prophylaxis in Recurrent Depression

  • D. J. Kupfer
  • E. Frank
  • J. M. Perel

Abstract

Affective disorders constitute the most common major psychiatric problem. While even a single episode of depression is disabling and entails considerable economic cost and personal suffering, recurrent depression represents a major public health problem. The identification and succesful treatment of individuals who develop repeated episodes of depression have become high clinical priorities.

Keywords

Placebo Depression Lithium Cortisol Tricyclic 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. J. Kupfer
    • 1
  • E. Frank
    • 1
  • J. M. Perel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute and ClinicPittsburghUSA

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