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Stress, the Brain and Depression

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Herman van Praag, Jim van Os, Ron de Kloet
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  • Date Published: August 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107406919

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  • Can traumatic life events cause depression? Studies generally point to a connection between adverse life events and depression. However, establishing a causal, rather than associative, connection is more problematic. The authors structure this examination of the question around three major themes: the pathophysiological role of stress in depression; whether or not a subtype of depression exists that is particularly stress-inducible; and, finally, how best to diagnose and treat depression in relation to its biological basis.

    • Examines the biological underpinnings of how stress and depression work on the brain
    • Formulates a specific stress-inducible type of depression
    • Discusses how best to treat stress-induced depression
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This book is extraordinarily well written, and offers an excellent review of the biogenic amine theory and HPA axis theory of mood disturbance. The authors manage to fulfill their purpose in showing how these systems respond to environmental stress and depressive states. Highly recommended!"
    Doody's Review Service

    "This excellent new volume reviews research evience for the basis of the relationsip between traumatic evens and depressive illness."
    Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Carl Salzman, Harvard Medical School Harvard Medical School

    "This is a well-referenced and well-written text offering an excellent introduction to the stress and depression conundrum for psychologists and psychiatrists alike."
    Kavita Vedhara, Journal of Psychosomatic Research

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107406919
    • length: 298 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Diagnosing depression
    2. Traumatic life events: general issues
    3. Life events and depression: preliminary issues
    4. Life events and depression: is there a causal connection
    5. Genetics and depression Jim van Os
    6. Gene-environment correlation and interaction in depression Jim van Os
    7. Monomines and depression
    8. Stress hormones and depression Ron de Kloet and Herman van Praag
    9. Stress, the brain and depression

  • Authors

    H. M. van Praag, Universiteit Maastricht, Netherlands

    E. R. de Kloet, Universiteit Leiden

    J. van Os, Universiteit Maastricht, Netherlands


    Herman van Praag, Jim van Os, Ron de Kloet

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