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- DescriptionThis book provides a comprehensive review of melancholia as a severe disorder of mood, associated with suicide, psychosis, and catatonia. The syndrome is defined with a clear diagsis, progsis, and range of management strategies, differentiated from other similar psychiatric, neurological, and general medical conditions. It challenges accepted doctrines in the classification and biology of the mood disorders and defines melancholia as a treatable mental illness. Described for millennia in medical texts and used as a term in literature and poetry, melancholia was included within early versions of the major diagstic classificatory systems, but lost favour in later editions. This book updates the arguments for the diagsis, describes its characteristics in detail, and promotes treatment and prevention. The book offers great hope to those with a disorder too often mis-diagsed and often fatal. It should be read by all those responsible for the management of patients with mood disorders.
- Author BiographyMichael Alan Taylor is Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago Illinois, and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor Michigan. Max Fink is Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology Emeritus at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and Professor of Psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York.
- Author(s)Max Fink,Michael Alan Taylor
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication01/06/2006
- SubjectClinical Medicine: Professional
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note2 b/w illus.
- Weight1090 g
- Width174 mm
- Height247 mm
- Spine32 mm
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