William Bunney's Final Comment
Thomas A. Ban: From Melancholia to Depression
A History of Diagnosis and Treatment
Collated by Olaf Fjetland
Tom Ban's e-book is outstanding and clearly predicted research efforts which have been undertaken over the last decade and a half. Progress has been made identifying subgroups of patients who respond to various treatment approaches including a subgroup of treatment-resistant MDDs who show a rapid and dramatic response to low-dose ketamine. The most recent statistical data from the World Health Organization ranks depression #1 of all medical disorders in terms of lifetime disability. Therefore, Tom Ban has addressed critical components in the ongoing effort to treat and eventually prevent major depressive disorder.
October 26, 2017