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Psychiatric Disorders

New Frontiers in Affective Disorders

Edited by Dieter Schoepf

University of Bonn, Germany

Affective disorders are a subject of interest to clinicians for more than a century. The awareness of an urgent need for an evidence-based “personalized” approach of treatment is growing in the field of psychiatry. This book brings together leading experts to create a volume of equal interest and usefulness to students, clinicians and researchers alike, which should serve as common knowledge. Specific themes of major depression, bipolar disorder, and schizoaffective disorder are critically reviewed, addressing topics such as neurobiological mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis, treatment resistant depression, translational research and challenging stigma of serious mental illness. Particular emphasis is put on novel developments in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and on attention to causal mechanisms of behaviour change in the Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy.

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Psychiatric DisordersNew Frontiers in Affective DisordersEdited by Dieter Schoepf

Published: May 22nd 2013

DOI: 10.5772/2039

ISBN: 978-953-51-1147-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7151-5

Copyright year: 2013

Books open for chapter submissions

36968 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

12 Web of Science Citations

16 Dimensions Citations


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1. Neurobiological Background of Affective Disorders

By Peter Falkai, Berend Malchow and Andrea Schmitt


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2. HPA Axis Modulation in the Treatment of Mood Disorders

By Lauren B. Ozbolt and Charles B. Nemeroff


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3. The Pharmacological Frontiers in Treatment Resistant Major Depression

By Tom K. Birkenhäger and Henricus G. Ruhé


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4. Altered Associative Learning and Learned Helplessness in Major Depression

By Carsten Diener


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5. Emotional and Motivational Processes in Bipolar Disorder: A Neural Network Perspective

By Michèle Wessa and Julia Linke


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6. CBT in Affective Disorders – New Frontiers

By Larissa Wolkenstein and Martin Hautzinger


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7. CBASP with Intensified Significant Other History Exercise for Chronic Major Depression with Antecedent Dysthymic Disorder in Outpatient Treatment: Rationale, Assessment and Effects on the Hypothesized Core Content of the Patient’s in-Session Interpersonal

By Dieter Schoepf


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8. Adaptation of Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy in a 29 Year Old Female Patient with Chronic Major Depression and Antecedent Dysthymic Disorder Who Switched Under Combined SSRI/CBASP Outpatient Treatment into Bipolarity: A Case Report

By Viola Oertel-Knöchel and Dieter Schoepf


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9. Group Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (Group-CBASP): Adaptation to a Group Modality for the Treatment of Chronic Depression

By Liliane Sayegh and Gustavo Turecki


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10. Co-Occurring Chronic Depression and Alcohol Dependence: A Novel Treatment Approach

By J. Kim Penberthy, Christopher J. Gioia, Andrea Konig, Aaron M. Martin and Stephanie A. Cockrell


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11. Psychosocial Intervention for Co-Existing MDD and PTSD

By Todd K. Favorite and Todd Vance


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12. Group Intervention for Chronic Depression and PTSD

By Kayla Conrad and Todd Favorite


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13. Depression, Vascular Conditions and Chronicity

By Adrie Seldenrijk, Nicole Vogelzangs, Patricia van Oppen, Brenda Penninx and Anneke van Schaik


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14. A Journey Through Schizophrenia

By Susan L. Renes


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