Pharmacotherapy of Depression provides a concise guide for clinicians prescribing antidepressants by outlining the biological origins of depression and the neurobiological mechanisms of antidepressant therapy. Also covered is the pharmacologic management of major depression, bipolar depression, anxiety with depression, geriatric depression, depression in substance abuse, depression in schizophrenic patients, and the management of depression during pregnancy. Experimental and herbal drug therapies for depression are also discussed. This volume is unique for its broad range of topics discussed and its strong preliminary treatment of physiology and pathophysiology.
1 Biological Theories of Depression: Implications for Current and New Treatments David J. Goldstein and William Z. Potter; 2 Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics of Antidepressants Domenic A. Ciraulo, Lucy Barts-Tsirulnik, Richard I. Shader, and David J. Greenblatt; 3 Antidepressant Treatment of Geriatric Depression Domenic A. Ciraulo, James Evans, Meghan F. Zysik, Richard I. Shader, and Carl Salzman; 4 Treatment of Bipolar Depression Robert T. Dunn and Robert M. Post; 5 Treatment of Depression in Psychotic Disorders Donald C. Goff; 6 Substance Abuse and Depression John A. Renner, Jr., Jeffrey D. Baxter, and Domenic A. Ciraulo; 7 Depressive Disorders in the Context of HIV/AIDS: Prevalence and Treatment Jori A. Berger-Greenstein, Stephen Brady, David Spiggle, Deborah J. Brief, and Terence M. Keane; 8 Treatment of Depression during Pregnancy Ofra Sarid-Segal, Jon A. Ciraulo, Richard I. Shader; 9 Antidepressant Treatments in PTSD Janet E. Osterman and Brandon Erdos; 10 Antidepressant Therapy in Children and Adolescents: An Overview for the Generalist Domenic A. Ciraulo, Danielle M. Ciraulo, and Glenn Saxe