A clinically-oriented, prescriptive guide to diagnosing and treating mood disorders Over 19 million American are afflicted with depression and/or other mood disorders, and their ranks seem to be growing. Internists and psychiatrists struggling to ease their patients' pain need up-to-date guidance that embraces the latest clinical and pharmacological studies. They will find it in The Physician's Guide to Depression and Bi-Polar Disorders. Unlike much of the literature on mood disorders, which lack a true clinical focus, The Physician's Guide intensively treats all of the issues required to formulate a successful strategy for the clinical management of mood disorder patients. In this volume you will find authoritative guidelines and state-of-the-art research from experts in the field, including the Chief of the Mood and Anxiety Disorder Research Program of the National Institutes of Health; the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at one of the country's top schools of medicine; and America's leading patient-directed organization focusing on these most prevalent mental illnesses. This first step-by-step mood disorder guidebook designed specifically for physician use: Helps physicians detect, diagnose, and treat depression and bi-polar disorders in a concise, results-oriented way Provides a clinically rigorous method for quickly and accurately linking symptoms to each disorder Offers clear, up-to-date information on psychotropic drugs -- with definitive instructions on the use of these antidepressants and mood stabilizers in the treatment of each disorder, including dosage guidelines Covers mood disorders as primary illnesses Focuses also on how mood disorders affect the diagnosis, treatment, and course of specific medical illnesses FROM DIAGNOSIS TO TREATMENT AND PATIENT MANAGEMENT -- A UNIQUE PHYSICIAN'S GUIDE TO DEPRESSION AND BI-POLAR ILLNESSProvides a clinically rigorous method for quickly linking symptoms to each disorder Over 19 million people in the U.S. are afflicted with depression and other mood disorders Market size is more than 150,000 psychiatrists and general physicians combined1. Very clinically oriented and prescriptiveżWhich drugs treat which disorders, and what dose to deliver. 2. Perfect resource for the primary care giver. 3. Focuses on identifying symptoms of mood disorders, and how to correlate them to each syndrome.