Subjects Freshman Year Reading African American Studies African Studies American Studies Anthropology Art, Film, Music and Architecture Asian Studies Business and Economics Criminology Education Environmental Studies Foreign Language Instructional Materials Gender Studies History Irish Studies Jewish Studies Latin American & Caribbean Studies Law and Legal Studies Literature and Drama Literature in Spanish Media Issues, Journalism and Communication Middle East Studies Native American Studies Philosophy Political Science Psychology Reference Religion Russian and Eastern European Studies Science and Mathematics Sociology Study Aids


E-Newsletters: Click here to be notified of new titles in your field
Click here to request Desk/Exam copies
Freshman Year Reading
View Our Award Winners
Click here to view our Catalogs
Moodswing

Moodswing

Upgrade to the Flash 9 viewer for enhanced content, including the ability to browse & search through your favorite titles.
Click here to learn more!

Order Exam Copy
  • About this Book
E-Mail this Page Print this Page
Add This - Moodswing

Written by Ronald FieveAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ronald Fieve

  • Format: Paperback, 336 pages
  •  
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • On Sale: August 1, 1989
  • Price: $7.99
  • ISBN: 978-0-553-27983-2 (0-553-27983-1)
about this book

Fifteen years ago, this groundbreaking book provided new hope for those whose lives were devastated by moodswings and depression.

Now, in this newly revised and updated edition, Dr. Ronald R. Fieve, the pioneer in the treatment of depression in America, offers an even brighter prognosis. Major advances in drug therapy have provided dramatic chemical "cures" that alleviate symptoms faster, more efficiently, and at a lower cost that ever before.

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.

Invaluable to students of psychology and psychiatry.