Psychotic Depression


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Cambridge University Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.77 inches | 1.11 pounds

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About the Author

Dr Conrad Swartz is a board-certified psychiatrist, elected fellow and past president of the Association for Convulsive Therapy, and two-time recipient of the Clinical Research Award from the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists for studies involving ECT. His extensive scholarly publications about electroconvulsive therapy and clinical pharmacology reflect his combining doctoral skills in engineering with medical psychiatry to find new practical solutions to clinical problems. He has directed ECT programs at several medical schools as well as research, education, and clinical programs. He is a co-author of the recently published title Psychotic Depression (Cambridge University Press, 2007)
Edward Lazare Shorter is a historian who is Professor & Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. His specializations are in the history of medicine and psychiatry.


"This is an important and timely book, written for both clinicians and laymen...All psychiatrists need to be able to recognize and properly treat this serious condition and need to be thoroughly versed in the information contained in this outstanding book."
Doody's Book Review Service
"..provides a detailed discussion of a topic that may be understudied. ...the in-depth discussion of ECT and its efficacy in the treatment of psychotic depression is thorough and convincing. ...the supporting literature appears quite robust and even includes meta-analytic research (Parker, Roy, Hadzi-Parlovic, & Pedic, 1992)."
Lisa J. Cohen
PsychCRITIQUES, APA Review of Books
"Psychotic Depression is not quite a textbook, not quite a monograph on a specific illness, not quite a collection of psychiatric case histories, and not quite a scholarly history...The book is a mixture of these genres...the most interesting parts of the book are the discussions of historical cases such as Sylvia Plath and Andrea Yates".
New England Journal of Medicine