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The first of the two titles of this book applies to four fifths of the volume. This major part of the book should be useful to internists who recognize the depressions and depressive equivalents of their patients which must be treated by pharmacologic agents. Introductory material on psychiatric uses of the term "depression" and classifications of depression leads through chapters on the relationship of classification to treatment and the selection of appropriate medication into detailed exposition of practical considerations in the prescription of the major antidepressant drugs.
The author shares his intensive and extensive experience in clinical investigation of his
Depression: Its Diagnosis and Treatment. Lithium: The History of its Use in Psychiatry.. Ann Intern Med. ;72:301–302. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-2-301_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(2):301-302.
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