By Stuart A. Montgomery, Halbreich Uriel"Pharmacotherapy for Mood, Anxiety, and Cognitive Disorders"
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. | Pages: 832 | 2000 | ISBN: 0880488859 | 2.7 Mb
Our limited knowledge of the pathophysiology underlying mood disorders contrasts sharply with the efficacy of the treatment modalities developed over the past decades. There has been an explosion of new antidepressant and anxiolytic medications, as well as mood stabilizers and compounds that aim to improve cognition. Although treatment success is still not optimal, pharmacotherapy for mood disorders and cognitive disorders is effective and is improving. Pharmacotherapy for Mood, Anxiety, and Cognitive Disorders takes a critical look at the medications available for treating mood, anxiety and cognitive disorders; their relevance to pathobiology and underlying mechanisms; and their limitations. Its 90 distinguished contributors, many of them pioneers in the development of treatment modalities, provide background and rationale in understanding the underlying mechanisms of frontline treatments for these disorders.