Author : Griez E.J.L., Faravelli C., Zohar J. (eds.)
Description:Anxiety and mood disorder are among the most common psychiatric conditions. Based on a world-renowned course offering post-graduate training in the field of anxiety and depressive pathology, this book bridges the gap between clinical practice and research. Coverage of each disorder includes the primary clinical aspects, including symptomatology, natural courses and diagnosis. Underlying mechanisms and treatments are discussed in the light of available empirical evidence. This volume also provides an introduction to the methods of clinical research, with emphasis on those methods of particular use and interest to researchers of anxiety and mood disorders.This work is a practical textbook based on the post-graduate courses offered by the European Certificate in Anxiety and Mood Disorders, a collaborative project between four European centres of excellence in the field of anxiety and depression. One of its main objectives is to train the most promising young clinicians in the basic scientific skills required to become active in clinical research. Over the past decade, more than 400 of the most highly qualified researchers from around the world have already completed the course and its international reputation continues to grow.As a direct result of its genesis as a course text, this books coverage of anxiety and mood disorders has universal appeal. The course is accredited by the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry, which has also endorsed this volume. This book will be of interest to clinical psychiatrists, residents and trainees, psychologists and pharmacologists.