The New Mind-Body Science of Depression

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W. W. Norton & Company
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8.2 X 1.7 X 10.0 inches | 3.5 pounds
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About the Author

Charles Raison, MD, is the Mary Sue and Mike Shannon Chair for Healthy Minds, Children & Families and Professor, Human Development and Families, School of Human Ecology, and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Public Health, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in Madison, WI.
Vladimir Maletic, MD, is Clinical Professor of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, and Consulting Associate in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Maletic received his MD in 1981 and his MS in Neurobiology in 1985, both at the University of Belgrade in Yugoslavia. He went on to serve a residency in Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, followed by a residency in Child Psychiatry at Duke University. Dr. Maletic is a member of several professional organizations, including the Southern Psychiatric Association and American College of Psychiatrists. In addition, he has published numerous articles and has participated in various national and international meetings and congresses. His special areas of interest include neurobiology of mood disorders, pain, anxiety disorders, ADHD and regulation of sleep and wakefulness. Dr. Maletic is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.


[A] must-read for even the most skeptical of mental health professionals because it will revolutionize their understanding of major depression and mental illness altogether and provide them with ample resources to better assist their patients.
Maletic and Raison, two obviously very experienced psychiatric clinician-scientists, have provided a provocative and well written tome highlighting the major advances that have occurred in the last decade concerning our understanding of depression and how this impacts current diagnostic procedures and treatment. They cover a vast and burgeoning area of neuroscience as it relates to mood disorders including genetics, epigenetics, inflammation, neuroendocrinology, brain imaging, and neurotransmitters. They excel in distilling complex science into readily understandable prose that will be a delight for students, patients, mental health professionals, and physicians of all subspecialties. The case reports at the end are a real bonus, both true to life and informative. It is rare for physicians and scientists to be able to write this well.--Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, U of Miami