Hormone/Behavior Relations of Clinical Importance

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Endocrine Systems Interacting with Brain and Behavior

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  • Robert Rubin
  • Donald Pfaff
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    A single volume of 41 articles, Hormone/Behavior Relations of Clinical Importance is an authoritative selection of relevant chapters from the Hormones Brain and Behavior 2e MRW, the most comprehensive source of neuroendocrinological information assembled to date (AP July 2009).

    The study of hormones as they impact the brain and, subsequently, behavior is a central topic in neuroscience, endocrinology and psychiatry. This volume offers an overview of neuroendocrinological topics, approaching the subject from the perspective of hormone-brain function, hormone-behavior relations, sex differences, and the impact on various diseases/pathologies. Many basic human behavioral functions are subject to the influence of hormones - sexual orientation, the experience of pain, fertility, immunity - as are clinical conditions such as diabetes, substance abuse disorder, eating disorders, PTSD, TBI, pain, Alzheimer's, stress/anxiety, affective disorders, and more. There is considerable commercial clinical potential in the study of hormones - drug companies are currently developing a Cholecystokinin (hormonal peptide) booster to reduce appetite in those who suffer from sever obesity, and catamenial epilepsy (features seizure exacerbation in relation to the menstrual cycle) is resistant to treatment by standard antiepileptic medications, but may be hormonally controlled. These issues and more are covered, and there is simply no other current single-volume reference with such comprehensive coverage and depth.

    Authors selected are the internationally renowned experts for the particular topics on which they write, and the volume is richly illustrated with over 150 figures (50 in color). A collection of articles reviewing our fundamental knowledge of neuroendocrinology, the book provides an essential, affordable reference for researchers, clinicians and graduate students in the area.

    Key Features

    - Offering outstanding scholarship, each chapter is written by an expert in the topic area and approximately 25% of chapters are written by international contributors (7 countries represented)
    - Provides more fully vetted expert knowledge than any existing work with broad appeal for the US, UK and Europe, accurately crediting the contributions to research in those regions
    - Heavily illustrated with 150 figures, approximately 50 in color, presenting the material in the most visually useful form for the reader
    - Fully explores various clinical conditions associated with the hormones and the brain (PTSD, TBI, Stress & Anxiety, eating disorders, diabetes, addictive disorders, Alzheimer's, affective disorders)
    - Broad coverage of disorders makes the volume relevant to clinicians as well as researchers and basic scientists

    Readership

    Basic science researchers, academic clinicians and graduate students in neuroendocrinology, neuroscience and endocrinology.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction

    Principles of Translational Neuroendocrinology, Robert Rubin


    ENDOCRINE SYSTEMS INTERACTING WITH BRAIN & BEHAVIOR
    1Genetic Transmission of Behavior and Its Neuroendocrine Correlates, Boris Hambsch
    2 Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Cortical axis, Michael E. Rhodes
    3 Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Thyroid axis, Russell Joffe
    4 Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Gonadal Axis in Women, David R. Rubinow
    5 Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Gonadal Axis in Men, Ronald S. Swerdloff
    6 Sex Differences in Human Brain Structure and Function, Larry Cahill
    7 Sex Differences in CNS Neurotransmitter Influences on Behavior, Michael E. Rhodes
    8 Gonadal Hormones and Sexual Differentiation of Human Brain and Behavior, Melissa Hines
    9 Human Puberty: Physiology and Genetic Regulation, Beth A. Kaminski
    10 The Biology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Francisco Sanchez
    11 Sexual Orientation in Men and Women, Louis JG Gooren
    12 Sex Differences in Competitive Confrontation and Risk-taking, Margo Wilson
    13 Prolactin Actions in the Brain, David Grattan
    14 Growth Hormone and Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1: Effects on the Brain, Zvi Laron
    15 Neurosteroids: From Basic Research to Clinical Perspectives, Cheryl Frye
    16 Brain peptides: From Laboratory to Clinic, Thomas D. Geracioti, Jr.
    17 Melatonin Actions in the Brain, Alfred J. Lewy
    18Neuroendocrine-Immune Interactions: Implications for Health and Behavior, Thaddeus Pace
    ENDOCRINOLOGICALLY IMPORTANT BEHAVIORAL SYNDROMES
    19 Diseases of Hypothalamic Origin, John Carmichael
    20 Stress and Anxiety Disorders, Elizabeth A. Young
    21 Mood Disorders, Bernard J. Carroll
    22 Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, Barbara L. Parry
    23 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Rachel Yehuda
    24 Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa, Gilberto J. Paz-Filho
    25 Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease, Sonia Lupien
    26 Genetic Defects of Female Sexual Differentiation, Arianne B. Dessens
    27 Genetic D

    Details

    No. of pages:
    1182
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2009
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Academic Press
    Print ISBN:
    9780123749260
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780080958002