The classification of depressive disorders is far from settled. The categories I present differ from those of others because, at present, agreement does not exist as to how depressive disorders should be classified. I hope that the next few years will provide clear, final, and definitive biochemical indices to the biological classification of depression. Such a classification would enable us finally and clearly to separate the subtypes of depression and to prescribe specific therapies for each. Some 2000 years ago, Leucippus authored a very pertinent statement. He said,“Where there is ignorance, theories abound.” One hopes that this volume will help reduce the number of such theories.
KeywordsSleep Deprivation Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Postpartum Depression Infectious Mononucleosis Suicidal Patient
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