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August 1977

Depression—Clinical, Biological and Psychological Perspectives

Arch Neurol. 1977;34(8):521. doi:10.1001/archneur.1977.00500200081023

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This book is a publication of the American College of Psychiatrists and is the product of a three-day meeting of this organization in 1976. It covers the field of depression in a comprehensive fashion. The major areas concern epidemiology, classification, genetics, psychoendocrinology, neuropharmacology and biochemistry, and treatment. Such authors as Ripley, Spitzer, Endicott, Woodruff, Andreasen, Cadoret, Tanna, Rubin, Barchas, Schildkraut, and Lehmann are well known for their contributions to the field of the affective disorders. Most of these people are still actively involved in investigating affective illness. Because of the high quality of the contributors and the comprehensive nature of the treatment of the subject, such a book can be of a considerable value for the neurologist. The ubiquitous nature of depression in medical practice makes knowledge of the field mandatory for all physicians. Treatment and diagnosis of depression may include a consultation from a neurologist. This book is

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