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Lifting Depression: The Chromium Connection By Malcolm Noell McLeod
Dr. McLeod describes how he serendipitously discovered that chromium, a trace mineral deficient in most Americans’ diets, is more effective and faster acting in some patients than even the strongest antidepressants.
Monochrome Days Cait Irwin with Dwight L. Evans, MD, and Linda Wasmer Andrews
Written for teens and adolescents with depression, Irwin—now age 26—describes the ups, downs, and detours she faced in battling a crippling teen depression, and explains how a supportive family and expert psychiatric care helped her recover.
Psychotic Depression By Conrad M. Swartz, PhD, MD, and Edward Shorter
Psychotic depression can manifest in many ways and can be mistaken for schizophrenia. By covering all aspects of this disorder, this book aims to help clinicians and trainees describe their observations of psychotic depression, formulate treatment, and express expectations of recovery.
The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow into Depressive Disorder By Allan V. Horwitz, PhD, and Jerome C. Wakefield, PhD, DSW
While acknowledging that depressive disorder is a potentially devastating condition, Drs. Horwitz and Wakefield argue that the apparent depression epidemic reflects how psychiatry has reclassified normal human sadness as an abnormal experience. Drawing from 2,500 years of writing about depression, the authors attempt to show why the DSM-IV-TR diagnosis is so flawed.
The Physician’s Guide to Depression and Bipolar Disorders By Dwight L. Evans, Dennis S. Charney, and Lydia Lewis
This book describes the epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis and treatment of comorbid depression and bipolar disorder with specific illnesses. It explains what patients need for optimal outcomes and offers practical advice on communicating with patients and instilling hope.