Depressive Disease

CONTENTS

Foreword V. Ramalingaswami

Preface

Development of ideas

Suicide behaviour in the Ramayana

Depressive affect

Epidemiology

Clinical profiles

Unipolar and bipolar varieties

The course and outcome

Monoamine hypothesis

Endocrinology

Life events

Guilt

Suicide behaviour

Indirect self-destructive behaviour

Secondary depression

Transcultural psychiatry

Depression in childhood

Depression in the aged

Antidepressants

Lithium

Electroconvulsive therapy

Psychotherapy

Social psychiatry

 Index

 

 

 

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