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Treatment-resistant Depression

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The first book devoted to a challenging disorder that affects millions of people around the world. Essential reading for all psychiatrists who manage these patients.

Author Biography

Professor Dr Kasper is Professor of Psychiatry and Chairman of the Department of General Psychiatry at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria.  He is Honorary Professor at the University of Hong Kong, China.  He concentrates on the biological bases of mental disorders and their possible treatment approaches. He has conducted studies in psychopathological as well as clinical areas. Dr Kasper is a frequent national and international speaker and is actively involved in research programmes studying depression, anxiety, psychosis, and dementia, authoring over 800 research reports and reviews.  Dr Kasper serves on the editorial boards of numerous learned journals, including European Archives of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, European Psychiatry, and European Neuropsychopharmacology. He is Co-editor in-chief of the International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice.

Professor Montgomery was Professor of Psychiatry at Imperial College, University of London until his retirement in 1996 when he became Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry. He has great breadth of experience in the field of psychotropic medicine with seminal work in depression, anxiety disorders, suicide prevention and schizophrenia. He has published 26 books and more than 400 papers. Professor Montgomery is editor of International Clinical Psychopharmacology and was editor of European Neuropsychopharmacology for 20 years. He also serves on the editorial board of numerous scientific journals.

Table of Contents

1 Definition and predictors of treatment resistant depression

2 Is treatment resistant depression a separate disorder

3 Genetics of treatment resistant depression

4 The role of switching antidepressants in treatment resistant depression

5 The role of atypical antipsychotics in inadequate response and treatment resistant depression

6 Lithium, thyroid hormones and further augmentation strategies

7 Role of nonpharmacological interventions in treatment resistant depression (ECT, TMS, VNS, deep brain stimulation)

8 Role of psychotherapy in treatment resistant depression

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