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Essential Guide to Depression
American Medical Association
Essential Guide to Depression
       
  • Clear, authoritative health
    information for you
    and your family

by Angela R. Perry (Editor)

Paperback

ISBN:
0671010166

256 Pages

Pub 9/98

       

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Who Should Use This Book and How Should It Be Used?
Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Third Edition
Drug Directory


Part 1: Essential Information About Psychiatric Drugs

  • 1: Be an Informed Customer!
  • 2: How Do I Know if I Need a Psychiatric Drug?
  • 3: Psychotherapy, Drugs, or Both?
  • 4: How Do I Get Psychiatric Drugs?
  • 5: What Are the Side Effects?
  • 6: How Long Should I take a Psychiatric Drug?


Part 2: Psychiatric Drug Reference Guide

  • 7: Drugs Used to Treat Depression
  • 8: Drugs Used to Treat Anxiety
  • 9: Drugs Used to Treat Manic Depression
    (Bipolar Mood Disorder)
  • 10: Drugs Used to Treat Schizophrenia
  • 11: Sleeping Pills
  • 12: Drugs Used to Treat Drug Abuse


Part 3: Special Topics About Psychiatric Drugs

  • 13: Treating the Violent Patient
  • 14: Family, Environment, and Genetics
  • 15: Weight Loss and Weight Gain
  • 16: Sex and Psychiatric Drugs
  • 17: Treating the Elderly
  • 18: Psychiatric Drugs and Pregnancy
  • 19: AIDS: Dealing with Psychiatric Problems
  • 20: Generic Versus Brand: What's in a Name?
  • 21: How Psychiatric Drugs Work


A Final Note
Glossary of Terms
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index


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