Dr. Fieve on Depression: The Eminent Psychiatrist Who Pioneered the Use of Lithium in America Reveals a Revolutionary
Bantam, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553279832, 336pp.
Publication Date: August 8, 1989
In this revised and expanded "Moodswing," Dr. Fieve sheds new light on the causes and symptoms of specific mood disorders, including manic depression, seasonal depression, and PMS.Then, through case studies, he illustrates the effective use of the latest diagnostic methods and drug treatments.He also provides fascinating information on:
Why creative types are often prone to manic-depressive disorders--the results of a fifteen-year follow-up study.
How manic depression, alcoholism, and substance abuse go hand in hand.
How presidents, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights, and Wall Street wizards can benefit from "manic advantage," but crumble when their moods crash.
The revolutionary uses of one of psychiatry's greatest wonder drugs: lithium, as well as new material on the latest antidepressant drugs.
Why teenage and adult suicide is on the upswing and what friends and family can do to prevent it.
Why traditional psychoanalysis in the treatment of depression is, in many cases, no longer necessary.
Internationally renowned psychiatrist Ronald R. Fieve, M.D., is one of the foremost experts in the clinical use of Prozac as well as the pioneer in the use of lithium for manic depression in America. A gradutate of Harvard Medical School, extensively trained in psychopharmacology as well as psychoanalysis, he served his residencies in internal medicine at New York Hospital and in psychiatry at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Fieve is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University, a chief of psychiatric research at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and the founder and president of the Foundation for Depression and Manic Depression in New York City. In addition to writing the bestselling Moodswing, he has also published Second Opinion on Lithium Therapy for Depression and Manic Depression and numerous articles in scientific journals. He maintains a private practice on the foundation premises at 7 East 67th Street, New York City.