Synopses & Reviews
Depression in Neurologic Disorders
Diagnosis and Management
Andres M. Kanner, MD, Professor of Neurological Sciences and Psychiatry, Rush Medical College at Rush University, Chicago, IL, USA.
Why should neurologists care about depression?
It is one of the most frequent psychiatric comorbid conditions of neurologic disorders. Not only does it have a negative impact on the quality of patients, but it is also associated with a worse course of the neurologic disease. Yet, more often than not, neurologists have not been trained to recognize clinical depression in their patients.
How should neurologists learn to care for depression?
By reading Depression in Neurologic Disorders, the caring neurologist will gain a practical overview of:
- clinical manifestations of depression in the major neurologic disorders
- how to use screening instruments in clinical practice
- the identification of patients with an increased suicidal risk
- basic principles of the management of depressive disorders by the non-psychiatrist
The major neurologic disorders covered in Depression in Neurologic Disorders include:
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Huntington’s Disease
- Traumatic Brain Injury
The practical approach is enhanced with the use of case studies and ‘take-home pearls’ throughout.
Depression is a common disorder that all neurologists face in their daily clinical practice. Depression in Neurologic Disorders provides the fundamentals of caring for patients who are suffering beyond their diagnosed neurologic disorder.
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The first part of the book begins with an overview of depression, its incidence and manifestations and neurobiological origins; how it's diagnosed; and its relevance to neurology, in particular to suicidality. The second part looks at depression in distinct conditions, in particular: migraine, stroke, epilepsy, Parkinson's Disease, Huntington's Disease, dementia, and traumatic brain injury. This useful guide takes a practical approach, with "tips and tricks" boxes, case studies, points of interest boxes, and take-home summaries.
Table of Contents
Part One: General Considerations
Chapter 1 Depression in Neurologic Disorders: Why Should Neurologists Care? 3
Andres M. Kanner
Chapter 2 Neurobiological Aspects of Depression: How Do They Affect Neurologic Disorders? 10
Chapter 3 Idiopathic Depressive Disorders: Basic Principles 28
John J. Barry
Chapter 4 Screening Instruments for Depression in Neurologic Disorders: Their Application in the Clinic and in Research 39
Andres M. Kanner and Angela Strobel Parsons
Chapter 5 Suicidality in Neurologic Diseases 52
Yukari Tadokoro and Andres M. Kanner
Chapter 6 Neuropsychological Aspects of Depression: Their Relevance in Depression in Neurologic Disorders 64
Erica J. Kalkut and Christopher L. Grote
Chapter 7 Depressive Disorders in Children and Adolescents with Neurologic Disorders 77
Chapter 8 Basic Principles in the Management of Depression in Neurologic Disorders 94
Part Two: Depression and Neurologic Disorders
Chapter 9 Depression and Migraine 105
Joan Roig Llesuy
Chapter 10 Poststroke Depression 116
Andres M. Kanner
Chapter 11 Depressive Disorders in Epilepsy 126
Andres M. Kanner
Chapter 12 Depression and Movement Disorders 145
Oliver Tüscher and Ludger Tebartz van Elst
Chapter 13 Depression and Multiple Sclerosis 157
Dana J. Serafi n, Deborah M. Weisbrot, and Alan B. Ettinger
Chapter 14 Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease 177
Pablo Richly, Facundo Manes, and Julián Bustin
Chapter 15 Depression and Traumatic Brain Injury 189
Seth A. Mensah and Michael P. Kerr
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