Affective Disorders: Epidemiology, Signs/Symptoms and Prognoses

Linda D. Hambrick (Editor)

Series: Psychiatry – Theory, Applications and Treatments
BISAC: PSY042000



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The affective spectrum is a grouping of related psychiatric and medical disorders which may accompany bipolar, unipolar, and schizoaffective disorders at statistically higher rates than would normally be expected. These disorders are identified by a common positive response to the same types of pharmacologic treatments. They also aggregate strongly in families and may therefore share common heritable underlying physiologic anomalies. In this book, the authors discuss the epidemiology, signs and symptoms, and prognoses of affective disorders. Topics include psychotic features in bipolar disorder; the risk of suicide behaviors in affective disorders; the social impact of major affective disorders; and gender differences in depressive prevalence in response to psychosocial issues. (Imprint: Novinka )


Psychotic Features in Bipolar Disorder
(Guillermo Lahera, Patricia Hernández, Mariella Vilela, Department of Psychiatry, Príncipe de Asturias University Hospital, University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain)

The Risk of Suicidal Behaviors in Affective Disorders
(P. Mendez-Bustos, V. de Leon-Martinez, J. Lopez-Castroman, Department of Psychology, Catholic University of Maule, Talca, Chile, and others)

Understanding the Social Impact of Major Affective Disorders
(Gianluca Serafini, Maurizio Pompili, Marco Innamorati, Gloria Giordano, Paolo Girardi, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Organs, Suicide Prevention Center, Sant’Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy)

The Gender Difference in Depressive Prevalence Results from High Prevalence Among Women of Depression Associated with Somatic Symptoms Developing at Adolescence in Response to Psychosocial Issues
(Brett Silverstein, Department of Psychology, City College of New York, NY, USA)


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