The Nature of Depression

The Nature of Depression

An Updated Review

1st Edition - October 9, 2020

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  • Author: Ahmed Moustafa
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128176771
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128176764

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The Nature of Depression: An Updated Review provides clear connections between psychiatric and neurological disorders. Unlike prior books on depression, this book covers many neurological and psychiatric disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, major depressive disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, PTSD, addiction and anxiety disorder. In addition, this book covers different forms of depression, including transition-induced depression and the development of depression following major life events, including birth of a child, menopause and retirement.

Key Features

  • Covers depression comorbidity with psychological and neurological disorders
  • Reviews comorbidity with addiction, anxiety, trauma and psychosis
  • Compares the symptoms of subclinical depression to major depression
  • Discusses how stress and sleep impact depression
  • Theorizes the path of depression following negative life transitions


Advanced students and researchers in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapy and psychopharmacology

Table of Contents

  • Recent topics on major depressive disorders

    1. Peripheral biomarkers in major depressive disorders
    2. Neural and Genetic correlates of Cognitive Deficits in Major Depressive Disorder
    3. The effects of antidepressants (SSRIs) on Cognitive function in Major Depressive Disorder
    4. The Neural Substrates of Different Depression Symptoms: Animal and Human Studies
    5. The nature of depression in other disorders

    6. Depression in Parkinson’s disease
    7. Anxiety, Depression and Migraine Comorbidity: A Literature Review
    8. The interrelationship between alcoholism, depression, and anxiety
    9. The relationship between gambling and depression
    10. The nature of depression in bipolar disorder
    11. General topics on depression

    12. The Relationships Between Social Media Use and Factors Relating to Depression
    13. Impulsivity and its Relationship with Anxiety, Stress, and Depression
    14. A review on depression following major life transitions

Product details

  • No. of pages: 242
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: October 9, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128176771
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128176764

About the Author

Ahmed Moustafa

Dr. Ahmed Moustafa is a Professor of Psychology and Computational Modeling at School of Psychology, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Prior to moving to Bond University, Ahmed was an associate professor in Psychology and Neuroscience at Marcs Institute for Brain, Behavior, and Development & School of Psychology, Western Sydney University. Ahmed is trained in computer science, psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science. His early training took place at Cairo University in mathematics and computer science. Before joining Western Sydney University as a lab director, Ahmed spent 11 years in America working on several psychology and neuroscience projects. Ahmed conducts research on computational and neuropsychological studies of addiction, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, PTSD, depression, Alzheimer’s disease. He has published over 240 papers in high-ranking journals including Science, PNAS, Journal of Neuroscience, Brain, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, Nature (Parkinson’s disease), Neuron, among others. Ahmed has obtained grant funding from Australia, USA, Qatar, UAE, Turkey, and other countries. Ahmed has recently published ten books: (1) Computational models of brain and behavior; (2) Social Cognition in Psychosis, (3) computational Neuroscience Models of the Basal Ganglia, (4) Cognitive, Clinical, and Neural Aspects of Drug Addiction; (5) The Nature of Depression: An updated review; (6) Big data in psychiatry and neurology; (7) Alzheimer’s Disease: Understanding Biomarkers, Big Data, and Therapy. Elsevier; (8) Cognitive and Behavioral Dysfunction in Schizophrenia; (9) Female Pioneers from Ancient Egypt and the Middle East; and (10) Mental health effects of COVID-19. In the last 10 years, Ahmed has published collaboratively with 71 colleagues, has more than 510 co-authors, from 35 institutions in 14 countries. Ahmed is now Editor-in-Chief of Discover Psychology, a new journal by Springer Nature.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Psychology, Faculty of Society and Design, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

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