Pharmacologic and somatic treatments for major depressive disorder

Niciu M., Sinclair C.M., Zarate C.A., Shelton R.C. Pharmacologic and somatic treatments for major depressive disorder. In Gabbard G. (ed), Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, Fifth Edition, American Psychiatric Press, Washington, D.C., 2013.




This chapter for the popular “Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders,” edited by Dr. Glen Gabbard, reviews the current state of medication and other treatments for major depression and is written for a wide audience.

It is a comprehensive review of contemporary treatment of depressive disorders in one of the major textbooks in the field. This chapter provides a thorough overview of not only the current state of treatment for depression; it also reviews new treatment developments in the field.

Readers are likely to be better informed about the approaches to treatment of depression using medications.