Hormonally Induced Changes to the Mind and Brain

Hormonally Induced Changes to the Mind and Brain

1st Edition - October 1, 1993

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  • eBook ISBN: 9780323139137

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Describing the latest findings in both clinical and laboratory research, this volume investigates the behavioral and neural affects of endocrine activity in animals and humans. Each chapter discusses the relationship between normal endocrine control of behavior and the pathological consequences that result from endocrine abnormalities. The relevance to mental health, and basic regulatory homeostatic events are balanced with a basic understanding of how hormones affect behavior and the brain. The book is written to appeal to a wide audience of readers, from the educated lay person to the seasoned M.D. and research scientist. Chapter topics include the effects of endocrine activity on homeostasis, sexual behavior, aggression, circadian rhythms, and affective disorders, in addition to discussing steroid abuse, adrenal steroid effects on the brain, and a detailed investigation on the effects of cholecystokinin and oxytocin.

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Describing the latest findings in both clinical and laboratory research, this volume investigates the behavioral and neural affects of endocrine activity in animals and humans. Each chapter discusses the relationship between normal endocrine control of behavior and the pathological consequences that result from endocrine abnormalities. The relevance to mental health, and basic regulatory homeostatic events are balanced with a basic understanding of how hormones affect behavior and the brain. The book is written to appeal to a wide audience of readers, from the educated lay person to the seasoned M.D. and research scientist.
Chapter topics include the effects of endocrine activity on homeostasis, sexual behavior, aggression, circadian rhythms, and affective disorders, in addition to discussing steroid abuse, adrenal steroid effects on the brain, and a detailed investigation on the effects of cholecystokinin and oxytocin.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction. The Behavioral Endocrinology of Body Fluid Homeostasis. Cholecystokinin: A Neuroendocrine Key to Feeding Behavior. Sexual Behavior: Endocrine Function and Therapy. Hormones and Aggression. Anabolic Steroid Abuse. Adrenal Steroid Effects Upon the Brain: Versatile Hormones with Good and Bad Effects. Psychoimmunology: The Missing Links. Oxytocin and Neuroendocrine Basis of Affiliation. Neurohormones in Depression and Anxiety. Hormones, Rhythms, And the Blues. Bright Light Therapy and Circadian Neuroendocrine Function in Seasonal Affective Disorders.

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  • No. of pages: 407
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1993
  • Published: October 1, 1993
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323139137

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