Year: 1991 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, v.52, no.5, suppl., (May 1991), p.44-51 SIEC No: 19910918

Reviews the current status of mood disorders with regard to expectations & challenges for the future. Mood disorders are among the most prevalent of psychiatric illnesses but changes in diagnosis & treatment have enabled patients with depression to lead normal lives & avoid the complications of this illness (such as hospitalization & suicide). The author focuses on 4 areas of mood disorders that are challenges for the future: diagnosis, psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy & maintenance therapy.