Book of the Month: Diagnostic Issues in Depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder

For the month of January, PsychiatryOnline is offering free access to Diagnostic Issues in Depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder, edited by David Goldberg, D.M., F.R.C.P, Kenneth S. Kendler, M.D., Paul J. Sirovatka, M.S., and Darrel A. Regier, M.D., M.P.H.

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and major depression (MD) form the largest group of common mental disorders. These two conditions often occur together, and emerging evidence suggests several similarities between them. As we move toward revising the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders for DSM-V, Diagnostic Issues in Depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Refining the Research Agenda for DSM-V explores the nosologic relationship between GAD and MD. In this comprehensive manual, more than 45 contributors cover a wide range of empirical and conceptual issues that face clinicians and researchers working with GAD and MD today.

This book acts as a guidepost for the entire DSM process. It reviews recent scientific advances in our understanding of the interrelationship between GAD and MD, summarizes the body of evidence into a few broad conclusions, and reflects on the implications of these findings for future nosologic efforts.  Each chapter includes tables, charts, and references to enhance the evidence presented on such diverse topics as:

  •     A thorough review of the genetics of GAD and MD
  •     The role of psychotropics in distinguishing between GAD and MD
  •     Biological and treatment aspects of GAD and MD
  •     Psychometric aspects of GAD and MD
  •     Childhood risk factors associated with GAD and MD
  •     Common mental disorders across cultures

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You’ll have access to Diagnostic Issues in Depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder as a PDF download for the month of January.

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