Raymond W. Lam

Print publication date: Feb 2018

ISBN: 9780198804147

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Depression, Third Edition provides a succinct clinical guide for the recognition, diagnosis, management, and modalities of treatment of depressive disorders. This new edition includes the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, updates the latest neurobiological and psychological findings, and summarizes the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) 2016 Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Adults with Major Depressive Disorder. The initial chapters deal with the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, and diagnosis of depression. Basic principles of clinical management are provided, as well as individual chapters dealing with the spectrum of available treatments for depression, including pharmacological, psychological, somatic, and complementary medicine approaches. A final chapter focuses on treatment-resistant depression (TRD) and other special populations including peripartum, elderly and medically ill, and children and adolescents.