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    Edward S Friedman and Ian M Anderson ; with contributions from Danilo Arnone, Timothey Denko.
    Digital : Springer2011
    Classification, causes, and epidemiology. Different types of depression ; Causes of depression ; Epidemiology and natural history -- Depression in different types of patients. Depression in children ; Depression in elderly people ; Depression in women ; Depression in patients with comorbid medical conditions -- Diagnosis. Signs and symptoms of depression ; Differential diagnosis ; The patient examination and interview ; Laboratory tests for co-occurring illnesses -- Principles of therapy. Goals of treatment ; Treatment options ; Choice of treatment ; Practicalities of treatment ; Factors affecting response to treatment -- Medications. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors ; Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors ; Monoamine receptor antagonist drugs ; Norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors ; Dopamine reuptake inhibitors ; Tricyclic antidepressants ; Monoamine oxidase inhibitors ; Other drugs ; Specific adverse effects of antidepressants -- Other treatments. Psychotherapy for depression ; Combination psychotherapy and psychopharmacotherapy for depression ; Physical treatments ; Lifestyle and complementary therapies -- Management of treatment nonresponse. Assessment and principles of management ; Definitions: treatment nonresponse and treatment-resistant depression ; Medication strategies ; Psychological treatment strategies ; Physical treatment strategies -- Continuation and maintenance treatment. Goals of continuation/maintenance treatment ; Phases of treatment ; Medication ; Psychological treatments ; Physical treatments ; Risk factors for relapse and recurrence ; Longer-term treatment in practice.