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TitleBiology of Depressive Disorders. Part A [electronic resource] : A Systems Perspective / edited by J. John Mann, David J. Kupfer
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1993
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Descript XII, 272 p. 5 illus. online resource


This volume is the third in a series on depressive illness. The first volume, entitled Phenomenology of Depressive Illness, is devoted to a deยญ scription of depressive illness from a variety of perspectives that include those of the patient, the clinician, and the psychiatric researcher. It deยญ scribes the major subtypes of depressive illness and places them in the context of the life cycle. The second volume in this series is entitled Models of Depresยญ sive Disorders: Psychological, Biological, and Genetic Perspectives. This volume describes several major models of depressive disorders, inยญ cluding genetic, cognitive, interpersonal, intrapsychic, and neurobioยญ logical models. The third and fourth volumes deal with the biology of affective disorders in detail. These volumes are distinguished by a triaxial apยญ proach. In Volume III the biology of affective disorders is described from the perspective of individual transmitter systems and neurophysiยญ ologic and biologic processes. In Volume IV the biology of depression is addressed from the vantage point of symptom components of deยญ pression, and similarities and differences in the biology of depression are described compared to other psychiatric disorders with clinically overlapping features such as anxiety disorders or eating disorders. The effects on biology of comorbid conditions such as anxiety, personalยญ ity disorders, alcoholism, and eating disorders are reviewed. These apยญ proaches incorporate issues of state versus trait


1 Noradrenergic Function in Depressive Disorders -- 2 Serotonin and Major Depression -- 3 Cholinergic Supersensitivity in Affective Disorders -- 4 Gaba and Depression -- 5 Biological Rhythms and Depressive Disorders -- 6 Sleep Disorders in Depressive Disorders -- 7 Thyroid Axis and Depressive Disorders -- 8 The HPA Axis and Depressive Disorders -- 9 The Molecular Genetics of Bipolar Disease -- 10 Brain Imaging Studies of Depressive Disorders

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