By Mauricio Tohen

ISBN-10: 0824702123

ISBN-13: 9780824702120

This worthy reference explores the comorbidity of melancholy and bipolar issues, addressing themes resembling epidemiology, therapy options, and the organization of comorbidity and final result. specializes in conceptual, empirical, methodological, and modeling concerns! contemplating temporal priorities within the predictive relationships among comorbid issues, Comorbidity in Affective issues ·presents facts at the outcomes of comorbidity for path and severity ·outlines the consequences of significant Depressive illness, grief, and indicators of scientific disorder comparable to melancholy ·highlights the neurochemistry, neuroendocrinology, and neuroimmunology of melancholy ·reviews somatic treatments resembling temper stabilizers, antidepressants, and psychostimulants ·evaluates the position of melancholy in epilepsy, a number of sclerosis, Parkinson's ailment, HIV, and melanoma ·details the hyperlink among melancholy and character from psychodynamic, methodological, and remedy views ·analyzes the consequences of comorbidity in youngsters, teenagers, and the aged ·ponders destiny instructions for remedy and study ·and extra! With over 900 references, tables, and drawings, Comorbidity in Affective problems is acceptable for psychiatrists, psychopharmacologists, psychologists, pharmacologists, scientific neurologists, neurobiologists, biologists and biochemists, pharmaceutical and behavioral scientists, and scientific and graduate scholars in those disciplines.

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In: Maser JD, Cloninger CR, eds. Comorbidity of Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Washington, DC: American Psychi­atric Press, 1990:189–204. 4. Rounsaville BJ, Anton SF, Carroll K, Budde D, Prusoff BA, Gawin F. Psychiatric diagnosis of treatment-seeking cocaine abusers. Arch Gen Psychiatry 1991, 48: 43–51. 5. Angst J, Vollrath M, Merikangas KR, Ernst C. Comorbidity of anxiety and depres­sion in the Zurich Cohort Study of young adults. In: Maser JD, Cloninger CR, eds. Comorbidity of Mood and Anxiety Disorders.

It is important that these results be interpreted against the backdrop of descriptive general pop­ulation data on the distributions and associations among sets of diagnostic crite­ria. General population data of this sort provide a context in which clinical results can be interpreted, as well as an external validity check to guard against the selection biases that exist in clinical samples. S. S. household population designed explicitly to study the epidemiology of comorbid psychiatric disorders.

Some forms of comorbid MDD and BPI are more severe and persistent than pure MDD or other types of BPI. The finding that MDD and BPI are highly comorbid with other NCS/DSM- III-R disorders is consistent with evidence of high comorbidity of major depres­sion and bipolar disorder from both treatment samples (2–4,41,42) and general population samples (5–8). While alcohol and drug disorders are usually found to be the most prevalent comorbid disorders in treatment samples, comorbid anxiety disorders were found to be much more common on our analysis.

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